It is our responsibility to protect Kentucky's extraordinary natural resources. With good stewardship, we can can build on our natural assets and work toward food and energy independence. The health of our families and the strength of our economy depend on the wise use of our land, air and water.
I reject the false choice between a healthy economy and a healthy environment; a cleaner environment means a stronger economy. I will fight to strengthen the laws that ensure Kentuckians have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. I will work to protect our precious natural resources while advocating their appropriate use to feed our people and meet our energy needs. I will back safe mining practices, and preservation of our mountains and rivers.