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RISHI KUMAR FOR US CONGRESS

Climate Change

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I support the Green New Deal. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. The science is clear: global temperatures continue to rise and the world is already experiencing more intense hurricanes, deadly heat waves, wildfires and droughts.We must take a three-sided approach to the battle against climate change:

I believe that climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. The science is clear: global temperatures continue to rise and the world is already experiencing more intense hurricanes, deadly heat waves, wildfires and droughts. We must take firm action to roll back the impact of climate change. We need to get to net-zero emissions by 2050 or even earlier. We must wean the United States from fossil fuels and invest in sustainable clean energy and biofuels. We must promote and create jobs in a clean-energy economy, and build a green-energy infrastructure. We must plant more trees and clean up hazardous waste sites. I am serious about protecting the environment and that is why I am a vegetarian practitioner with no meat or eggs in my diet. Clean air and water is a basic necessity for all living things. We owe it to our children to take care of our planet.

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Open Space

I am committed to being a good steward of California’s natural open spaces and to preserving and protecting our native wildlife. I am against the development of the Cargill Salt Water site property, which was once underwater and part of San Francisco Bay a century ago before it was diked for salt-making. The Stanford development project demands caution, and we have to address mitigation plans with traffic and housing.

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