Senator Warner firmly believes that we need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil while investing in new technologies that reduce harmful emissions that contribute to climate change. He favors an "all of the above," portfolio approach that employs solar, wind, bio-fuels, nuclear energy, next generation battery technologies, and investment in research that focuses on using carbon capture technology so we can continue to use our domestic resources, such as coal, more responsibly. The science surrounding climate change unequivocally supports the need for dramatic changes in policy, and Senator Warner believes any comprehensive legislation to address this issue must be balanced with the need to keep all sectors of our economy viable.
Similarly, the Commonwealth’s 3,300 miles of coastal resources provide significant economic contributions to tourism, recreation, commercial and sport fisheries, and wildlife enjoyment within our state. However, pollution, habitat loss, and other factors have taken their toll. Senator Warner believes that our federal and Bay state partners need to continue to work together to seek appropriate resources to preserve the Bay and he opposes any reductions in funding that threaten to erase progress made to restore the Bay’s oyster population and support local commercial fisheries.
|7/28/09||Webb, Warner Announce $5 Million for 30 New Law Enforcement Jobs in Virginia|
|7/28/09||New law enforcement jobs|
|7/27/09||Summit on Broadband Access|
|7/27/09||"Exit strategy needed"|
|7/27/09||Exit Strategy Needed|
|7/24/09||Promoting modeling and simulation|
|7/24/09||Step toward saving the D-Day Memorial|
|7/23/09||Freshman senators urge cost controls|
|7/23/09||Nine Freshman Senators Urge Continued Focus on Health Care Cost Containment|
|7/20/09||Supporting Sonia Sotomayor|