Conservation is inherently conservative – I support responsible environmental stewardship. To leave the world a better place for our children, it is vitally important to preserve, protect, and conserve the environment of Massachusetts and the surrounding ocean. We have seen that clear property rights and the long-term thinking and sense of stewardship that they create – are the best incentives for conservation.
- I support local control and enforcement of prudent environmental laws,
- I support a broad discussion of strategies for protecting our fisheries and sustaining commercial fishing, in order to ensure the long-term viability of our fishing industry.
- I support all reasonable and economically sound solutions to address proven sources of pollution, especially through the private sector or through public-private cooperation.
- I support measures to promote working forests, farmland, and recreational land.