The North Country is home to the largest and most diverse ecosystem in New York State, and Congresswoman Stefanik is committed to protecting its six million-acre Adirondack Park, multiple lakes and river systems, and thousands of miles of trails. 

Increasing America’s Energy Independence

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik helped House Republicans pass the historic and bipartisan Lower Energy Costs Act to address skyrocketing energy costs and Joe Biden’s unprecedented war on American energy. Congresswoman Stefanik has a long record of supporting energy policy and investments that increase American-made energy, reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, reduce costs for Upstate New York and North Country residents, create local jobs, and conserve our natural resources. Upstate New York and the North Country is home to a vast supply of energy ranging from wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and conventional sources, giving the region a competitive advantage and making it a leader in new energy technologies. Fort Drum is the only energy independent domestic military installation due to their utilization of renewable biomass resources, and Congresswoman Stefanik has proudly highlighted them as a model for the rest of the country on the House Armed Services Committee.

Protecting Public Lands and Combating Invasive Species

Congresswoman Stefanik successfully delivered the highest levels of funding for the Lake Champlain Basin Program and helped lead the effort to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. She also proudly helped pass the Great American Outdoors Act, signed into law by President Trump in 2020, and has long supported the permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which provides support for several local projects throughout the North Country. As Co-Chair of the Invasive Species Caucus, Congresswoman Stefanik has introduced and cosponsored legislation to promote and protect species of plants and animals that are native to the North Country, while also combating the threat that invasive species pose to our ecosystems.