Environmental Justice

The fight against climate change is one of our most important struggles.

What we are facing:

In the past, the Republicans have launched devastating assaults on our environment, including: pulling out of the Paris Accord on greenhouse gases, propping up the fossil-fuel industry with rollbacks of Obama-era climate change and pollution policies, and limiting federal funding for science and the environment. The list goes on.

Where I stand:

As your representative, I will support efforts to re-join the Paris Accord. We need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and increase renewable energy production, so I will work to ensure that Texas develops reliable mass transit and a thriving clean renewable energy industry.

This shift cannot be allowed to hurt working families, so I will commit to pairing reductions in fossil fuel use with job-training programs to provide a “just transition” to new livelihoods for workers who depend on these industries.

I also support legislatively strengthening and expanding the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other core environmental laws, while fully funding the Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement programs.

Why we need change:

Under Trump, U.S. environmental policy is appalling, and Michael McCaul’s support for the administration remains as staunch as ever. McCaul supports the deauthorizing “critical habitat” for endangered species and was rated by HSLF as having an anti-animal welfare voting record.