It is our responsibility to be prudent, productive and efficient stewards of natural resources. This requires a proper balance between development and conservation and between use and preservation.
In keeping with this requirement, I support realistic efforts to preserve the environment and reduce pollution - air, water, and land. However, like everything else the federal government has done, their legislation to protect the environment has not worked the way it was intended and has had many negative side effects.
I support the repeal of federal wetlands legislation and the federal Endangered Species Act. Moreover, I oppose any attempt to designate private or public property as United Nations World Heritage sites or Biosphere reserves. I oppose environmental treaties and conventions such as the Biodiversity Treaty, the Convention on Climate Control, and Agenda 21, which destroy our sovereignty and right to private property.