Kirsten Gillibrand


In her own words: “I have seen communities around my home state of New York dramatically affected by pollution and know that the consequences of ignoring climate change are dire. From Hoosick Falls, where corporate greed resulted in the poisoning of families and has devastated economy security, to the tragic death and destruction from Super Storm Sandy, it should be clear to everyone that we need to act now. This is more than just about environmental policy. It’s a social injustice that children in the Bronx have asthma rates much higher than the national average and that extreme weather like Hurricane Irene can force a family from their home and destroy communities. But we have an opportunity to address these wrongs, while creating jobs and building innovative and new industries. This is a challenge that is worth fighting for, and as president combating climate change will be a national priority.”

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Kirsten Gillibrand Climate Change News Feed


Gillibrand on climate change

Presidential candidate and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand tells us that creating a clean procurement policy is a top priority for her environmental agenda. Gillibrand, an early endorser of the Green New Deal tells us, “The Green New Deal is a critical call to action and the federal government has a duty to help lead … Continue reading ""

Data For Progress

Fringe demand goes mainstream: Stop drilling and mining

O’Rourke and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have promised to halt new fossil fuel leasing on their first day in the White House. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Warren, have co-sponsored the “Keep It in the Ground Act,” which would also stop leasing. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has … Continue reading ""


Gillibrand proposes public campaign financing plan

To get anything done in Washington, we have to address the money and greed that corrupts politicians and prevents progress on issues like gun violence prevention, lowering the cost of prescription drugs and addressing climate change,” Gillibrand said in a statement released with her proposal.


Gillibrand in New Hampshire

.@SenGillibrand happened to meet 8-and-a-half-year-old scout at a café in nashua earlier today, and greeted her with a hug at tonight’s brewery meet n greet. scout’s top issues are climate change, gun control & giving all people a good life. #NHPolitics #fitn


Gillibrand in Iowa

During her introduction to the Friday evening crowd, Gillibrand directed her attention to climate change, calling it the “greatest threat to humanity.” She referenced the 2011 and 2019 Iowa floods as a sign that climate change is a matter of life-or-death. “I think another issue young people care deeply about, especially folks here in Iowa, … Continue reading ""

The Ames Tribune

Gillibrand on climate change

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand added that the Corps should be more aggressive in preventing flood damage and consider the effects of climate change. “They are too slow, too bureaucratic and they don’t have enough money,” said Gillibrand, who is running for president and was in Iowa touring flood damage. She took part in the hearing … Continue reading ""

Gillibrand on climate change

She touts the Green New Deal at every stop, even when she’s not asked about it. Climate change is top of mind for many Iowans, as the worst floods in recent history covered much of western Iowa in March; even in the east, rivers were surreally swollen, making my drive between Des Moines, Dubuque, and … Continue reading ""

The Nation

We should confront the existential threat of climate change like JFK’s moonshot: Let’s pass a #GreenNewDeal and get to net-zero carbon emissions not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. The whole point is that it’s an ambitious set of goals—why not try? #GillibrandTownHall