Connolly is leading the fight to stop and reverse climate change. He is the co-Chairman of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus, the largest caucus in the House dedicated to the environment. Through this role he has advocated for investing in clean and renewable energy, and successfully passed the largest investment in clean energy ever. Congressman Connolly supported the Paris Climate Agreement, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Clean Power Plan, and many more progressive environmental policies.
Now he’s leading the fight to stop President Trump and his EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt from undoing decades of environmental work. This leadership that Congressman Connolly exhibits when it comes to the environment is critical in combating the dangerous policies and regulations that are being enacted by Republicans. Gerry continuously fights to save Obama-era environmental legislation, because he understands how important the safety of our planet is.
Congressman Connolly has vigorously opposed oil drillings in the United States. He opposed oil drillings off the coast of Virginia, which threatens both Virginia’s environment and its economy. He has also opposed oil drillings in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge, which is one of the last unspoiled pieces of land in the entire world. Congressman Connolly is invested in protecting our future, but he knows we won’t have one without stopping climate change. His determination to stopping President Trump’s war on the environment is a battle Gerry will never back down from.