Environment

Support feasible air, water, and land use standards to prevent degradation of our environment and quality of life for present and future generations.

  • Support establishing numeric standards for coal bed methane production. We believe establishing numeric standards puts a safeguard in place for moving ahead with Coal Bed Methane Production. These standards should also adequately protect our water, soils, and crops. However, such standards should not be so stringent as to prohibit treating of the water to standards acceptable to irrigation. Support establishing an oversight committee comprised of surface owners, industry, leaders, environmental groups, agricultural leaders, and appropriate state and federal agencies. (2002)
  • Continue climate change monitoring and research to provide agricultural producers with the knowledge and ability to adapt to climate change, and to reduce their environmental impact. (2014)