Climate Change

We owe it to our children and their children to take the threat of climate change seriously, and we need to do everything we can to ensure that energy jobs of all stripes are in Ohio--not other states.

But like so many issues, Washington uses this as a political football and tells us we have to choose between a safe environment for our children’s future and good paying jobs.

I lived overseas and went to college in Hawaii and lived in Asia. I saw first hand how bad our air quality can be.. There were days in Beijing where my eyes burned from the pollution in the air.

We have to reduce emissions and shift our focus to green jobs and energy. But we have to make sure those jobs are in Ohio and not allow our efforts to clean up the environment to hurt local businesses. We can do both.

And instead of trying to eliminate fossil fuels, we should safely encourage job creators in the fossil fuel industry to hire Ohioans while incentivizing them for an inevitable shift towards renewable energy jobs. We must start building that infrastructure now.

Climate Change