Energy and Environment
Keith’s top environmental priority is to address the very serious challenge of climate change. He supports the EPA’s historic steps to limit carbon pollution from power plants, which produce 40% of U.S. carbon emissions. He also believes we must make strategic investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Keith introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act with Senator Bernie Sanders to repeal over $110 billion in taxpayer giveaways to the oil, gas, and coal industries, which are some of the most profitable companies in the world.
Everyone has the right to drink clean water, breathe clean air, and eat food free of harmful toxins. For years, Keith has been actively involved in the environmental justice movement, which combats the disproportionate environmental harm that communities of color and low-income communities experience.
Keith also successfully worked to close the St. Anthony Falls Lock to prevent the spread of invasive carp in order to protect Minnesota’s environment and tourism economy.