Columbus Dispatch Op-ed: Biden’s plan good for Ohio’s people, jobs and the environment

I grew up in a company town, a daughter of the fossil fuel industry.

When business was booming, our air was harder to breathe. When business was a bust, families in our community struggled to put food on the table. This vicious cycle led many to believe that we had to choose between a healthy environment or a vibrant economy.

I have spent many years fighting that false dichotomy. Protecting air, land, and water in a manner that creates and maintains jobs should never be up for debate. We can, and should, do both.

That is why I believe President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is the right investment for our future. This plan secures environmental and economic wins, while also addressing climate change.

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