One of the benefits of being a Wyomingite, is living in such close proximity to great recreation areas and nature. As an avid outdoorsman and nature lover, I understand the need to protect these areas from development. I also understand the need for energy development in our state and progress in regard to the oil & gas industry. It has brought wealth and opportunity to our state. However, as a legislator I will never support development at the cost of conservation. That is a promise. Working with conservation groups and the energy industry, I know that we can find common ground and develop logical answers and solutions that benefit all of us. Also, I will work to bring alternative energy resources to the fore front and make Wyoming the leader in this exciting area.