Gil understands the need for urgent action to protect our communities from climate disasters and supports legislation that invests in infrastructure that supports clean energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and ensures a sustainable future for our planet. That is why he is the only candidate in this race endorsed by the California Environmental Voters, formerly The League of Conservation Voters.
His track record in Congress reflects his commitment to promoting renewable energy, supporting clean water initiatives, and preserving our state’s diverse ecosystems. His support of major climate legislation has earned him a 98% score from the League of Conservation Voters from 2019 – 2020, and a 100% each from the National Parks Conservation Association and Clean Water Action.
When he returns to Washington, Gil will fight for investments to create millions of family-supporting and union jobs that will build the infrastructure for our clean energy generation, energy efficiency, clean transportation, advanced manufacturing, and sustainable agriculture. He will champion initiatives that promote a sustainable, fair, and globally competitive manufacturing industry. This includes endorsing national standards like Buy Clean and Buy America and encouraging the production of environmentally friendly building materials such as steel, cement, and timber within our borders.
Gil knows that to protect our future, we must build a thriving, equitable, and globally competitive clean energy economy that puts workers and communities first and leaves no one behind. Gil recognizes the importance of both environmental protection and supporting workers in industries that may be affected by the shift away from fossil fuels. Gil will be a champion for organized labor, keeping Congress engaged with labor unions and workers in the fossil fuel industry to develop strategies for retraining, job placement, and economic security.
Like so many crises facing the United States, the impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed in our society or our economy. Communities of color and low-income families have long suffered disproportionate and cumulative harm from air pollution, water pollution, and toxic sites. Gil refuses to take money from big oil corporations, who are ripping off consumers and opposing efforts to expand clean energy. Gil is fighting to crack down on gas price-gouging at the gas pump and to combat climate change and end our reliance on polluting fossil fuels by investing in renewable energy sources like wind and solar.