PROTECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCEs, fighting climate change, AND POWERING A NEW CENTURY OF GROWTH
The Helmers often spend their weekends hiking and swimming in the forests and lakes of northern and western Virginia and camping in National Parks. As a member of Congress, Dan will ensure that his sons -- and all American children -- have the opportunity to grow up and raise their own families in a country whose water, air, and land remain beautiful, safe, and clean.
Having spent most of his career defending the security of our nation, Dan believes that climate change is one of the top national security threats that we face. To mitigate it, we need to be aggressively investing in renewable energy, and we need to remove the subsidies that exist for fossil fuels. Dan refuses to take campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies (or any other corporate PACs).
We do not need to choose between growing the economy and protecting the environment. Investments in renewable energy, secure and efficient electricity distribution, and updated transportation infrastructure will not only protect our environment, but will be create high-quality American jobs.