I am committed to preserving our economic interests while equally protecting our cherished natural ecosystems. I will continue to make it my mission to protect South Florida so that future generations are able to enjoy our ecological treasures.
South Florida has many ecologically diverse environmental areas each that must be safeguarded. I have been active in implementing an effective long-term solution to comprehensive beach re-nourishment projects; I helped make possible dredging the contaminated sediment in the Miami River and help save its outlet in Biscayne Bay; and I remain a staunch opponent of offshore drilling close to our pristine shorelines, including proposed drilling off Cuba's shores. The possibility of a spill directly threatens South Florida and our way of life.