Today I decided to reaffirm my pledge to refuse money from fossil fuel corporations, their executives, or their front groups. The No Fossil Fuel Money pledge demands that candidates for office “…will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from the PACs, executives, or front groups of fossil fuel companies — companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal.”
As a member of the Green Party, I refuse corporate and special interest PAC money on principle. I am the only 69th District candidate endorsed by the Clean Money Squad for refusing donations from corporations and special interest political action committees. As such, I had no hesitation taking this pledge to refuse money from fossil fuel companies. You can easily head over to my CrowdPAC and see that all of my donations have come from everyday-working people like you and me.
69th District residents demand Delegates that will fight for better environmental policy. That includes lifting the restrictions on solar energy generation and shutting down outdated nuclear power plants. That also includes requiring corporations like Dominion Energy to properly dispose of toxic coal ash and stop the construction of Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. And the State Corporation Commission must be allowed to resume their duty of keeping the rates of Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power in check.
Not only will I fight to make those priorities a reality, I will also fight for the right of localities to seize control of their electrical grid if approved by public referendum. I have come to the conclusion that Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power can no longer be trusted to move forward on renewable energy or combating climate change. We must take our energy systems into public control. That way, will have an energy system that is powered by and held directly accountable by us.
Taking this pledge is another reaffirmation of my commitment to refuse corporate control and fight for the establishment of our demands. Your help in my election is the critical first step to making our agenda the reality.