Environment and Climate Change

Oregon’s Fourth District is home to 250 miles of beautiful ocean coastline, incredible biodiversity, and awe-inspiring old growth forests. I’m proud to serve on the House Natural Resources Committee, which considers legislation related to our public lands and waters.

I strongly support managing our natural resources to protect our environment and special places, while also providing economic opportunities to our rural communities. We can ensure that future generations can enjoy Oregon’s world class landscapes while keeping rural jobs in the woods and on fishing boats.

My bill, the Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act, would permanently protect Southwestern Oregon rivers, clean drinking water, wild salmon habitats, and outdoor recreation from mining pollution. I’m doing everything I can to get this bill signed into law.