As someone elected with the strong support of the environmental community, I continue to be a solid vote for a clean and progressive environment, with a policy engagement that can be counted upon when the going gets tough and the budgets get cut. I believe in doing better when it comes to keeping faith with the generations who came before us and are depending on us for the future. My focus has never been more clear:
Saving our farmland heritage. Agricultural lands are put on the same level as other natural resource lands for protection, making farmland protection a priority in our state.
A safer marine environment. Better communication and coordination of reporting of derelict nets and fishing gear lost over time in our marine waters that pose serious harm to fish, marine mammals and birds.
Cleaner, healthier air for all. Brings all counties into compliance with federal clean air standards by addressing pollution from wood stoves, without harming those who rely on wood stoves as their sole source of heat.
Keeping pollutants out of our waterways. Streamlines the permitting process for installation of water filters for storm-water treatment of our boatyards.