I will champion legislation to utilize our wealth of alternative energy sources, solar, wind and geothermal.
I will work to restore the rights of local governments and voters to regulate oil and gas operations within their communities.
I will support legislation to strengthen and enforce regulations designed to rapidly and significantly reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations.
I support an aggressive phasing out of the ecologically destructive extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing.
The State must take immediate action to prevent the depletion and exploitation of our water resources by banning the use of non-brackish water for fracking, requiring practical recovery of water used in the fracking process (sometimes in the millions of gallons per well), and an end to speculative water marketing.
Texas needs to fully enforce environmental laws instead of ceding its responsibility to protect our health to corporate interests.
I support increased funding for the upkeep, maintenance and acquisition of State Park land.
I support programs that encourage the reduction of "single use" plastics.
I will oppose any further attempts of the Legislature aimed at preventing cities and counties from regulating litter and pollution in their boundaries.