Democratic candidate for governor Lisa McCormick says she would move to end the practice of burning fossil fuel, stop pipeline construction and develop a plan to shift the state’s economy to a clean energy future.
“Humanity is at risk if we continue to burn coal, oil and gas so we must take steps to change our behaviors,” said McCormick. “The demand for clean alternative energy is the only way that we can insure human survival. The threat of climate change puts at risk our planet’s capacity to support life.”
McCormick said she would also move to stop development of fossil fuel infrastructure projects, such as pipelines.
“No pipeline is safe,” said McCormick. “In the first half of this decade, there were more than 3.000 leaks, spills and ruptures on American pipelines, killing 80 people and causing $3 billion in damages.”
“Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time,” said McCormick. “The debate is over: Climate change is real, it’s caused by human activity and is already causing devastating damage to the entire planet.”