Issue Position: The Environment

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014
Issues: Environment

Protecting our environment and natural resources is vital to protecting the health of all Americans. In Michigan, we are blessed with some of America's most beautiful natural resources especially our Great Lakes. I believe we need stronger -- not weaker -- standards to ensure that the air we breathe and water we drink is free from contamination and that our environment is preserved for future generations.

I also recognize that the clean energy sector can create thousands of good-paying jobs, all while reducing our dependence on foreign oil. Renewable energy technologies like wind and solar will help us achieve energy independence and preserve our natural resources.