Read how Dr. Veltmeyer feels about environmental protections and more.
As a devoted San Diegan for nearly forty years and as an enthusiastic and avid surfer on our local waters, I cherish our beaches, oceans, and breathtaking sunsets. Protecting and preserving this environment for future generations is critical. We have made great progress in recent decades in improving the quality of our air and water, producing cleaner methods of energy, and we will continue to harness new technologies to build a safer, cleaner world. At the same time, our environment must coexist with people. Policies and international accords that really do nothing to achieve our objectives cannot be permitted to deny American workers their jobs and livelihoods. Contrary to the naysayers, it is possible to have economic growth while protecting our rivers, forests, and streams.