This is the Walla Walla Valley where I went to college. Farmers and their families are an integral part of our daily lives, and fighting to maintain spaces like this where they work and live is a high priority for me.
Oregonians are known for their love of the outdoors, I am proud to be able to carry this torch on their behalf and advocate for the protection of our air supply.
As a registered nurse, I see everyday how vital clean air is for our survival, minute to minute. But contaminated air threatens our well-being in a much more insidious way—by slowly eroding our health.
I am fortunate enough to live in a region of diverse environmental beauty. I have a vested interest in promoting policy that maintains this resource. Policies like expanding the pollutants monitored by the EPA, by monitoring more closely the impact of pollutants on the environment and people, and by insuring that the EPA is well equipped to regulate sources of pollution.
Oregonians are known for their love of the outdoors, I am proud to be able to carry this torch on their behalf and advocate for the protection of our air supply. So if I do get five minutes to speak with my senator face to face, I will tell her that not only air is a ubiquitous resource that we have a responsibility to safeguard. But that efforts to make positive changes in healthcare will also be significantly strengthened by sound environmental policy.
Maintaining clean air is both socially and environmentally responsible. It doesn't make sense to do anything else.