Jo Jorgensen is the Libertarian Party candidate for the 2020 election. The Libertarian Party’s most well-known platform is its opposition to government interference into personal, family, and business decisions.
On her campaign website, Jorgensen addresses environmental policies, stating, “I will work to remove government barriers to replacing coal-burning and oil-burning power plants in the United States with safe, non-polluting, high-tech nuclear power plants – and allowing off-grid use of solar power. Worldwide, I believe we need to consider all scientific & economic knowledge to care for our environment, not cherry-pick data to support a pre-determined outcome. Most pollution is generated in developing countries, so reducing pollution worldwide requires cost-efficient zero emission energy sources like nuclear.”
As a member of the Libertarian party, Jorgensen plans to cut government spending across the board and reduce taxes, including income tax. Jorgensen also outlines policies to reconfigure social security, the healthcare system, and the criminal justice system.
Caitlin Ritchie is a writer within the energy and power industry. Born in Georgia, she attended the University of Georgia before earning her master’s in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.