Counter climate change and mitigate flooding
Clean air, clean water, less flooding and investments in clean energy. These are basic things every Texan deserves. Ann Johnson will fight to:
- Mitigate flooding
- Counter climate change
- Invest in clean energy
- Protect us from hurricanes
Storms are growing more severe, and devastating hurricanes and floods have cost us billions of dollars and dozens of lives. The best science tells us that these storms will only get worse. We must act to both mitigate and prepare for future floods, and we must slow climate change through robust investments in clean renewable energy.
Investing in clean energy is also an investment in the Texas economy. Clean energy jobs provide good incomes for workers (a solar panel installer with a high school diploma can make $40,000 per year; a wind turbine service technician’s average salary is $52,000). Texas has abundant potential in clean energy, from West Texas and Gulf winds to solar power. No wonder renewable energy jobs are growing quickly.
Even as we invest in these pioneering fields, we must make the infrastructure improvements needed to address future storms, floods and hurricanes. Ann Johnson will push for the state funding to reduce the impact of catastrophic storms and provide the rapid response and assistance our families deserve in the aftermath of severe weather.
I STAND WITH ANN
“Sarah Davis is on the wrong side of the energy transition. Her shockingly low 13% rating by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club ranks her 149th out of 150 Texas House representatives. Ann Johnson is a strong advocate for the environment and champions sensible solutions that are important to Houstonians, like addressing flood mitigation and tackling climate change.”Rajiv Pandya, District 134 resident
What does Republican Sarah Davis stand on flood mitigation and climate?
Unfortunately, Sarah Davis voted to eliminate a tax incentive to build new wind farms. She voted against having a climatologist – a scientist – give regular reports to state agencies. She even opposed letting local governments regulate pollution in their own communities, including limiting pollution that impacts our children.
When catastrophic floods hit our district, Sarah Davis failed to bring home rainy-day funds our district needed to help recover. Sarah Davis and fellow Republicans have given up on their moral responsibility to make our environment cleaner. Lightly regulated petrochemical plants produced multiple fires and explosions in Houston. We need state leaders who will work to improve safety at these plants and reduce pollution.
We deserve better than what Republican Sarah Davis has delivered. Ann Johnson will fight for state support for clean energy, put science first, make sure our climate policies improve our communities’ well-being, and work to make sure our air and water are clean and safe.