I believe all Americans should unite behind, understand, and support efforts at making our environment clean and safe as well as preserving the beauty and accessibility of our National and State Parks. Without clean air to breathe and clean water to drink all the other freedoms we have fought so long and hard for will become meaningless. I also believe that global climate change is based upon sound peer reviewed scientific evidence, and that we can and should take practical steps to reduce greenhouse gases by increasing energy efficiency, fostering and developing alternative energy sources, and conserving energy.  I also support promoting sustainable responsible renewable and non-renewable resource development with responsible harvesting and regeneration and /or recycling when possible.