scotts bluff county democrats
Scotts Bluff County Democrats understand that climate change is occurring, and is an ongoing, urgent threat, and a defining challenge of our time. The Earth that we leave to our descendants depends upon our actions now. Without ambitious, immediate action across our country to cut carbon pollution, nitrogen pollution, and greenhouse gases, the impacts of climate change will be catastrophic.
Scotts Bluff County Democrats are committed to phasing out our dependence on fossil fuels in favor of clean and renewable energy, and to create good paying middle-income jobs in the process of expanding and building these new technologies. We need to make our existing infrastructure safer and cleaner; and invest in the new infrastructure necessary to power our clean energy future.
Scotts Bluff County Democrats reject efforts to politicize scientific results and we support peer reviewed, credible research based on scientific consensus.
Scotts Bluff County Democrats are committed to protecting our Ogallala Aquifer which is Nebraska’s most precious natural resource, and all other waterways within and bordering our state. Water is life. Mni Wiconi. L’eau est la vie. We believe clean air and clean water are basic rights of all people, and that low-income communities and Tribal Nations are disproportionately exposed to environmental “hot spots,” where air, soil, and water pollution increase health problems and economic hardship. We also believe in being a good neighbor to those who use the water downstream.
Scotts Bluff County Democrats will champion conservation efforts and collaboratively protect our land, air, and water. We must strengthen protections for our natural and cultural resources, increase access to parks and public lands for all Americans, protect endangered and native species and wildlife, and harness the immense ecological and social potential of our public lands and waters.
Scotts Bluff County Democrats insist that our representatives act on behalf of the environment and the environmental impact of legislation that applies to or could directly impact the State of Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Democrats also support global environmental protection such as the 2015 Paris Agreement