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Combat Climate Change, Build a Clean Energy Economy, and Secure Environmental Justice

Monroe County Democrats believe in:

Building a Clean Energy Economy

  • We are committed to building a clean energy economy, and we support efforts to create good-paying jobs while protecting the environment.
  • We support innovative local college programs which focus on clean energy and environmental protection.
  • We support clean energy protection.
  • We support incentives for solar panels on homes and businesses.
  • We will seek out government and corporate partnerships to encourage new green technology and initiatives.
  • We will promote a clean energy economy in all sectors.

Securing Environmental and Climate Justice

  • In Monroe county, the Democratic Party is committed to securing environmental and climate justice for all communities, especially low-income and minority communities which are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards and the effects of climate change.
  • We support the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites for productive use.
  • We will invest in programs that provide assistance, guidance, and job training to clean up and redevelop these sites.

Protecting Our Public Lands and Waters

  • The Democratic Party is the party of the environment, and in Monroe County we are committed to protecting our public lands and waters.
  • We support local efforts to secure funding commitments to protect the Lake Ontario shoreline from erosion and any adverse effects from Plan 2014.
  • We oppose fracking.
  • We will provide education on the effects of climate change while promoting the benefits of solar, wind, and clean energy.