Clean energy plays a big part in a bright future for Arizona and we should seize the opportunity to lead. We need to aggressively invest in solar power and other renewable energy sources while moving away from dependence on fossil fuels. Stabilizing the atmospheric levels of CO2 and other greenhouse gases will reduce evaporation and possibly mitigate the anticipated long-term drought projections for this area. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality must establish a greenhouse gas reduction plan.
Protecting our water is crucial for the future of Arizona. We need to aggressively champion sustainable water management programs and invest in them to protect and sustain the natural environment of our state. Much research has been done to identify ways to protect and maintain our surface and ground water resources but there has been little political will to act. I intend to support this research and champion legislation based on that research.