"The Congress, the Administration and the public all share a profound commitment to the rescue of our natural environment, and the preservation of the Earth as a place both habitable by and hospitable to man." ―  President Richard Nixon

The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change is real and human activity contributes to it. The United States has an opportunity to lead the rest of the world and should be taking bold action to combat the threat of climate change.

Central Texas is ideally suited to harness the power of solar and wind energy. Conversion to renewable energy creates a wealth of opportunity for job creation, and we must provide incentives to bring these jobs to Central Texas.

In addition, we must protect our air and water. The Environmental Protection Agency, created by President Nixon, must be supported. Our energy policies must reflect the realities of world population growth and its implications for our environment. We must continue to fund scientific research to ensure that we are on the leading edge as new technologies are developed.

With focus and commitment, we can protect our planet and its inhabitants, while bringing jobs to Central Texas.