Climate Change and Environmental Justice
Having spent most of his life in South Carolina, Jaime remembers when 1,000-year storms happened once in a lifetime instead of once a year. Now, sea level rise in Charleston and the Southeast could cost our economy $47 billion. Droughts are causing wildfires in the Upstate and stronger hurricanes and flooding put millions at risk. Climate change is an existential threat to our coastal communities, and it is beginning to affect areas that previously never had to consider emergency preparation.
Jaime will take action to make our coastline resilient, protecting our clean air and water, reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, and prepare our infrastructure for rising sea levels and increasingly powerful storms. Jaime will also protect South Carolinians by opposing any drilling off our pristine coast.