Climate change imperils our planet’s future and threatens our economy. Tim believes that protecting our natural resources and environment are critical for our long-term health, safety and prosperity. That’s why he is fighting the Trump administration’s efforts to gut federal environmental protections, including for clean air and water, and speaking out against President Trump’s decision to abandon U.S. leadership by withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.
Tim opposes offshore drilling in Virginia. He is fighting the Trump administration’s attempt to ignore the voices of Virginians by rushing through the process to open the waters of our coastlines to drilling. Tim has also been critical of how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines and has called for FERC to rehear arguments and conduct another vote on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Tim will continue to fight the Trump administration’s decision to abandon the Clean Power Plan, a move that harms the transition toward clean and renewable energy. Virginia is uniquely threatened by sea level rise, which is why Tim has introduced legislation to make regions like Hampton Roads more resilient in the face of flooding and extreme weather events. He is also a longtime champion for restoring the Chesapeake Bay.