There is no greater threat to tourism and the future enjoyment of Vermont than that of a ruined environment. Vermont is a state of wilderness and wonder. It would be a shame for Vermonters not to look after this land we call home. The water quality crisis of lakes and rivers in Vermont needs a solution. We must balance our need for industrial and agricultural processes with the need for the land to sustain us. We, as humans, will not be here forever and need to pass on this land to our children.
We need to protect Vermont’s forests, wildlife, and waterways. We need to balance that mission with the ability to make a wage off this land. I am open to a variety of approaches and methods to achieve this goal. What I don’t wish to do is hurt Vermont’s farms in exchange for an industry to pollute. We all will need to work together to keep Vermont green.