Environment

“By protecting Florida’s natural resources, we not only preserve our beautiful state for generations to come, but we also protect our economic way of life and the jobs that come with it.” – Stephanie Murphy

Quick Notes

  • Stephanie is endorsed by the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters for her work in Congress protecting our environment.
  • Stephanie is a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, which is building bipartisan support to address climate change.
  • Stephanie opposes the President’s withdrawl from the Paris Climate Accord and has introduced legislation to return America to the deal

Stephanie is a strong advocate for our environment, for clean air and water, and for smart investments in green energy that both reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and make energy more affordable for Florida families. She is recognized as a leader in protecting our environment, earning the support of the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters – both of whom have given Stephanie high marks during her first term in Congress.

Stephanie is also a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus, a group of Democrats and Republicans working together to address climate change and pass legislation that protects our environment. Stephanie strongly opposes the President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and she has introduced legislation that would return America to that critical global alliance.

Stephanie is fighting to protect our coastal economies in Florida, which rely on clean oceans, attractive beaches and healthy fisheries. As an avid angler herself, Stephanie wants to ensure her children will always be able to enjoy the same beautiful lakes and coastal waters that other Florida families have enjoyed for generations.

Stephanie strongly opposes additional oil or gas drilling off our coasts and opposes fracking in Florida. In order to reduce fossil fuel consumption across our nation, Stephanie is pushing for a 21st century transportation bill that increases investments in more transportation choices, such as public transit, rail, biking and pedestrian access.

Stephanie is also working to increase investments in alternative and renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. These investments not only reduce our dependence on foreign oil, but they also help create 21st century “green collar” jobs right here in Florida. That’s why Stephanie is building support in Congress to permanently extend the wind production tax credit and the solar investment tax credit.