Karen believes that all Americans should have access to clean air and water and open space where they can play and enjoy with their friends and family.
Karen is especially concerned about the impact of fracking in Los Angeles, and she introduced legislation that would have barred the use of federal funds at the Inglewood Oil Field as a response to concerns from area constituents about the environmental, health and seismic impacts of fracking there.
Karen has stood up against Republican attempts to defund the Environmental Protection Agency and dismantle the Clear Air and Clean Water Act, and she is working in increase America’s investment in clean energy that will generate clean energy jobs and improve the world around us.
Karen is concerned about climate change and what rising temperatures and sea-levels will mean to Los Angeles and the nation. Los Angeles’ coastline and California’s climate are key to our city’s thriving economy, and rising temperatures will detrimentally impact our quality of life.
We only have one planet. That is why Karen supports President Obama's Clean Power Plan, a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. She is also a strong advocate for California’s landmark California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will pave the way combatting climate change while generating jobs in the clean energy economy.