Climate, Energy, & Environment
Western New Yorkers know too well the painful costs of pollution and other forms of environmental degradation and neglect. Over 30 years ago the Buffalo River was declared biologically dead and ecologically destroyed due to industrial pollution. Through persistent federal attention and investment, made possible through programs such as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative supported by Brian, we’ve made great progress improving the quality of waterways in Erie and Niagara counties. Brian believes that we must learn from this history to prevent the recurrence of environmental disasters like Love Canal and Tonawanda Coke in our district. From the Great Lakes, to our parks, and natural public spaces, Brian is fighting to ensure the federal policies enacted in Congress help to support a healthy environment and protect communities from pollution and exposure to hazardous substances.