Claire believes that climate change is real, and that it poses a real threat to the health of Missouri’s families and communities. She also supports alternative energies to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. At the same time, Claire recognizes Missouri’s dependence on coal and will not support policies that unfairly harm Missouri consumers.
Claire has fought back against efforts to dismantle the air and water standards that have kept Missouri’s natural resources clean for our families and future generations. She is a strong supporter of renewable energies, including those made in Missouri, and has supported tax credits for companies working to develop renewable energy sources.
Unafraid to stand up to anyone in her pursuit to do what’s right for Missouri, Claire broke with her own party and voted in favor of the Keystone Pipeline because of the benefits it would provide to Missouri. She has also opposed burdensome regulations, including the “Cap & Trade” proposal that would have hurt Missouri families.
Claire supports an all-of-the-above energy approach, but also knows the value of protecting our national treasures and outdoor heritage — which is why she opposes opening up oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and supports preserving our national parks.