Investing in our infrastructure means investing in our communities. We must transition to a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of living. Not only would doing this be better for the planet, it will also create jobs that provide a living-wage and jumpstart Maryland's economy. We can count on Maryland's talented labor force to complete these projects and strengthen our middle class.
Our current infrastructure is crumbling, and we need to invest in clean energy technology. We also need to repair and expand our roads, and bridges while considering the environmental impact of each project. This will not only helps us meet energy demand, but also create many local high paying jobs. Therefore, we must invest in the Green New Deal to keep the lights and air conditioning on and energy costs low for Marylanders.
The Chesapeake Bay is a local treasure. Preserving it's natural beauty and wildlife is vital for Maryland's economy and way of life. We must work to restore the Bay to its natural wonder. Mia supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in their efforts to preserve and save the Bay. This includes ensuring the Environmental Protection Agency can defend the Chesapeake Bay watershed from industrial pollution.
Once elected, Mia will work to restore Obama-era environmental protections that safeguard our air and water. This is crucial to protect Marylanders and your right to high standards of public health. Mia Mason's policies include reinstating the methane pollution rule to restrict oil and gas projects from releasing harmful pollutants. We must ensure the EPA has justification and authority to fine polluters or companies regardless of the state they are in and aid neighboring states in their EPS programs.
Often, the effects of climate change are felt harder and sooner in communities of color. Denied a healthy environment and the resources to repair damage, these communities bear the brunt of climate change. Mia is committed to building racially diverse climate coalitions, including Maryland’s First Nations and indigenous communities. Mia stands with Black Lives Matter and has answered the call to help end environmental racism in Maryland.
Our forests and waterways must be protected from pollution. Mia will not support offshore drilling projects and will actively fight to prevent offshore drilling from further damaging our shores. The Delvarma Pipeline will not be built. We will not allow manufacturing companies to threaten the waterways Maryland residents rely on for drinking water. Mia understands the national security risks of the climate crisis. She will fight to protect all Marylanders and your right to public health and safety
Pair regulations with subsidies to speed up the mass adoption of 100% clean energy by 2035 and de-carbonize our electricity. Switching to renewable energy sources like wind and solar energies can create jobs, save money, and lower carbon emissions at the same time.
Mia will set high standards for lower vehicle emissions and boost consumer demand for zero-emission vehicles. To make the switch more affordable for consumers, Mia supports creating a program to replace old cars with fuel-efficient cars and tax credits for consumers who buy sustainable vehicles and invest in charging infrastructure. We will join other states to ensure we stop producing fuel vehicles by 2035.
To accelerate the clean energy transition and rise to the challenge, Maryland needs to link energy and pollution standards to federal support for new construction projects. Eliminating fossil fuel use in new and renovated federal buildings will help achieve 100% zero-carbon pollution standards for new commercial and residential buildings.
Our shores, farms, and bridges are vital to our communities. The wildlife that of our islands, waterways, and beaches must be protected from pipelines, deforestation for development, and pollution. Therefore, we will not support any offshore drilling projects and will actively fight to prevent offshore drilling from damaging our shores. We will not allow a Delvarma Pipeline and we will not enable manufactures to pollute our waterways. We must restore EPA protections such as The Methane Pollution Rule to keep our waterways and air clean.