- Our district relies on tourism for economic development, which is why we must pass environmental regulations to keep the Black Hills beautiful! I am a strong proponent of a clean environment. I believe in Climate Change and am committed to limiting the kinds of pollution that affect the Black Hills most - namely, from mining.
- I am against awarding sole-source contracts, especially to mining companies without a track record of impeccable environmental stewardship.
- I support the growth of green industries including wind and solar energy because they can bring good jobs to the district. However, I am adamantly opposed to wind farms being placed in areas that ruin the scenic beauty of our pristine lands! The public should have a say in where they will be placed. I would seek to pass legislation that ensured voters have a say in where energy projects could be placed.
- I will be a staunch advocate of environmental protection for the preservation of the Black Hills.