Protecting the Environment

Sheldon Beach Cleanup

We see firsthand the effects of increasingly extreme storms and rising sea levels on our coastal economy and way of life in the Ocean State. I’m working to hasten America’s transition to a clean energy economy so we can leave this planet a better, safer place for our children and grandchildren. I founded the bipartisan Senate Oceans Caucus to protect natural resources like Narragansett Bay.

I’ve authored legislation that would put a price on carbon pollution, reducing the emissions that drive climate change and returning all the money collected back to the American people. Democrats and Republicans who are serious about tackling climate change agree that a system like the one I’ve proposed is our best bet for curbing carbon pollution.