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Mick Rich on Environment

 

 


Environment is fragile, but businesses are overregulated

Q: Support cutbacks of Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)?

Martin Heinrich (D): No. EPA needed to protect health & well-being, & move to clean energy economy.

Gary Johnson (L): Unclear. Believes that the EPA has an important role to play.<

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Mexico Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Cost-benefit analyses for environmental improvement projects

Q: What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it?

A: Policy ideas to solve our environmental challenges should be based on analysis of all direct and indirect impacts to the environment. Example: Is the Gulf of Mexico algae bloom an indirect result of increased Midwest corn production to produce ethanol? The government performs cost benefit ratios for almost every project; it should do the same for environmental improvement projects.

Source: League of Women Voters Q&A on 2018 New Mexico Senate race , Sep 9, 2018

Wants commercial use of natural resources on federal lands

Announcing his federal campaign filing Tuesday, Rich emphasized his support for the commercial development of natural resources on federal lands as a way to boost New Mexico's economy. He criticized Heinrich's vote against the confirmation of Energy Secretary Rick Perry as a liability for New Mexico in efforts to ensure funding for national nuclear weapons laboratories overseen by the U.S. Department of Energy, and vowed to be a better broker for New Mexico interests with the federal government.
Source: US News & World Report on 2018 New Mexico Senate race , Apr 19, 2017

Protects environment with sustainable construction

New Mexico's natural beauty is one of its top draws for both residents and tourists. But as with many things of beauty, our natural environment is fragile. Not surprisingly, New Mexico is among America's leading states in awareness and practice of sustainable construction and landscaping. The demands of sustainable construction are great, but so are the rewards.
Source: 2018 New Mexico campaign website MickRichForSenate.com , Jan 1, 2017

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