PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
The earth is our home, and the only one we have. We must work to protect it for ourselves and future generations. As sustainable and renewable technologies become effective and affordable, it is paramount that we look to those technologies to clean up and protect our air, water, and soil. The current Environmental Protection Agency regulations have diminished environmentally-unfriendly practices and helped prevent long-term damage to our state, the nation, and the world.
As your U.S. Representative, I would vote against any legislation that would harm our ability to protect our environment.
Understanding How Climate Change Affects Our Economy:
Whether you believe that climate change is caused by humans or forces of nature, the effects of changing weather patterns have been evident over the last decade. A significant part of Kansas’ economy remains agriculture-based, and climate change will increasingly affect Kansas farmers. In order to maintain a healthy economy now and for generations to come, we must adopt more environmentally- friendly practices. There are many existing technologies and practices that would both protect our environment and increase revenue for Kansas farmers.
As your U.S. Representative, I would work with the Kansas agricultural community to bring in technologies and practices that protect our environment for future generations, while promoting economic development across our state.
Protecting Our Environment as a Means of Promoting Job Growth:
The U.S. should be the world leader in the renewable technology sector. In addition, Kansas is a prime location for renewable energy use and manufacturing. To attract these companies and provide the best possible opportunities for Kansas workers, I would support training programs for former aviation manufacturing workers to be trained in the manufacturing technologies of wind turbines, solar panels, and other renewable energy/sustainable water-related technologies. These technological products can then be used right here at home for more efficient and environmentally friendly agricultural practices and for export on the international market.
As your U.S. Representative, I would work to encourage renewable energy and water technology companies to invest in manufacturing and training programs in Kansas.