Elizabeth Warren has dedicated her career to fighting for middle class families and protecting consumers, and she has made a strong commitment to advocate for a clean energy economy as a member of the U.S. Senate.
As a Senator, Warren will work to eliminate taxpayer-funded subsidies to Big Oil and to make America the world leader in green technologies while opposing the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. She also is committed to prioritizing fixing our aging infrastructure – from upgrading roads, bridges, and mass transit systems, to improving our water and sewer lines.
Warren has served as a Harvard School of Law professor, as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and as the architect of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren’s tireless efforts to protect taxpayers, to hold Wall Street accountable, and to ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations won praise from both sides of the aisle.
Warren joins the U.S. Senate after defeating Senator Scott Brown, who received a lifetime score of 22% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2011.
In her own words:
"Carbon-heavy fuels intensify the risks of climate change. The science is unmistakable: Earth's climate is changing and human activities are contributing to climate change. Climate change endangers our health and national security, it threatens agricultural production and the availability of clean water, and it risks floods and droughts."