Our natural surroundings play a large role in the health of our community. We should do all we can to support and preserve it. Accordingly, I believe in the preservation of biodiversity and wilderness, strong environmental programs that enforce healthy surroundings for everyone and sustainable, long-term cultivation of our rich natural resources. I support incentives and educational programs driven to reduce public consumption.
Our government must continue on its track as a clean energy state. This includes increased use of renewable energy sources that are both safe and sustainable. I believe that embracing energy conservation and clean energy innovation will benefit our local economy.
During the past biennium, I supported and/or voted for:
- Proposals acknowledging that climate change is real and that human activity causes climate change
- Keeping the Legislative Water Commission in existence to ensure that water safety and accessibility concerns are properly addressed
- Initiatives to save our bee population and other pollinators
- Keeping experts, like climate scientists from the University of Minnesota, on the Clean Water Council