Every chance I get, I go hiking the Cascades or the Olympics, exploring alongside our spectacular Pacific coastline, or boating on Lake Chelan. The incredible natural beauty and untamed wilderness of our state is a gift we share. One of my greatest responsibilities is to help protect this gift for future generations.

That's why I've fought so hard to stop the tripling of national park fees and protect our coast from offshore drilling. Now I’m fighting to protect our public lands from being sold off for development.

I've worked to grow Washington's leadership in new solar, wind, biofuel and fuel cell jobs by promoting renewable energy over fossil fuels, and maintaining fuel efficiency for cars.

I will fight any attempt to privatize Bonneville public power.