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Energy and Environment

It is a misconception that we must choose between a healthy environment and a prosperous economy. We can protect our environment, combat climate change, lower energy costs and incentivize economic growth simultaneously. Texas is an energy state. Texas can and should lead the way in renewable and clean energy, creating good paying jobs for hardworking Texans and protecting the planet for future generations. We are already doing it with wind energy. Texas is the top state in the country in wind energy production and nearly 26,000 Texans make their living connected to the wind energy industry. The two fastest-growing job openings in America are wind technician and solar installer and Colin wants to keep bringing those jobs to Texas. As a nation, we should continue to invest in wind, solar and other clean energy sources, and lead the way into a new generation of renewable and clean energy economic growth. 

 

In Congress, 

  • Colin supported the Inflation Reduction Act, which makes the largest investment in tackling the climate crisis in our nation’s history. It sets us on the track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, all while creating 9 million jobs right here in America.

  • Colin was a cosponsor of the Climate Action Now Act which called on the Trump Administration to remain in the Paris Climate Accord to establish new goals to reduce emissions and develop a plan for how we can protect the environment. He was glad to see the Biden-Harris Administration re-enter the agreement and work to engage the world to fight this global problem. Now is the time for American leadership.

  • Colin helped pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which makes big investments in electric vehicle charging stations, weatherization, and making our infrastructure more resilient in the face of increasing extreme weather events.

  • Colin supports policies that incentivize innovation and promote public and private investment in clean and renewable sources of energy—which can lead to the creation of good-paying jobs for North Texans. We should work to grow renewable and clean energy sources, such as wind and solar, to utility-scale, while continuing to invest in reducing some of the harmful impacts of current energy sources.

  • Colin supports the independence of the Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to ensure they are able to carry out their missions to keep our environment and communities safe and preserve our planet for future generations.

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