We are very fortunate to live in a state with such natural splendor, but we must take positive action if we are to preserve our environment for future generations. As your State Senator, I will fight for more funding for the Puget Sound Partnership and to implement the forthcoming Action Agenda to restore this critical ecosystem. I will work to strengthen our environmental laws to provide incentives for new clean technologies and to make our State a global leader in combating climate change. As your Senator, I will work to strengthen our growth management laws to protect our forests and farmlands, while providing incentives and options for smarter growth in our urban areas. Looking to Eastern Washington, our State must demand that the federal government clean up the radioactive waste at Hanford and prevent our state from becoming a national nuclear waste dump.