As a clean energy developer and expert, I understand the lasting effects that climate change is having worldwide and right here at home. Climate action is also a civil rights issue. We must act now before further damage is done to vulnerable communities. The increase of super storms, like Hurricane Harvey, is evidence in our own backyards and neighborhoods that climate change is real. I called for a moratorium on fracking during my race for Railroad Commission. As a result of my commitment to renewable energy, I founded a successful clean energy development firm. Once elected I might be the only elected member of Congress that is an expert in renewable energy finance. As such, I will be a fierce advocate for to further grow this industry.