Amy On The Issues
Protecting the Jersey Shore
Climate change poses an existential threat to our district—from the Jersey Shore to the South Jersey farms that make up the majority of agricultural land in our state. At the same time, the Trump Administration has rolled back critical protections for our air and water, putting the health and safety of our families at risk.
Protecting South Jersey’s environment is critical to both our economy and our identity. We need to invest to make our coastal communities more resilient from rising sea levels and coastal storms. We need a stronger, affordable flood insurance program that protects family homes and businesses in case disaster strikes. We need to protect our air, water, and land from pollution, including by investing in cleaner energy sources and innovation. And we need to block oil drilling off of New Jersey’s shoreline, because fossil fuel companies should never be allowed to profit at our communities’ expense.