Environment

Protecting the water we drink and the air that we breathe is one of Lisa’s top priorities.  President Trump’s proposed budget slashes the budget of the EPA by 31%, the deepest cut of any major agency.  It would eliminate virtually all funding for the EPA’s critical climate work as well as a wide variety of disaster preparedness and recovery programs.  Lisa believes that protecting New Jersey’s natural resources is an obligation we have to our children and grandchildren so that they can lead healthy lives in the areas that they live and work. 

To safeguard agriculture, promote tourism, and protect us from natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, Lisa believes that we must acknowledge the fact of climate change. To combat its effects, we must adopt higher fuel efficiency standards and invest in clean energy.  According to the US Department of Energy, more than 3 million people were directly employed by the clean energy industry in 2016.  We need to resist all efforts by Trump’s administration to roll back environmental protections, including attempts to repeal the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, and focus our efforts on bringing clean energy jobs to New Jersey.

Lisa believes that we must address the real problem of energy policy in the U.S. and global markets. We need to invest in comprehensive, common-sense solutions, diversifying electricity production from oil, coal, and natural gas to renewables like wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels.  Providing low-interest financing, grants, and tax incentives will attract the entrepreneurs and private capital to New Jersey to create the renewable energy technology of the 21st century.