Jan Brewer on Environment
Natural Resources Review Council: AZ knows BEST, not Feds
When it comes to management of our precious natural resources, I'd like Arizona to set its own course as much as possible. Today, I've issued an Executive Order establishing the Arizona Natural Resources Review Council.
This Council is tasked with creating a plan to help protect and maintain the values of multiple use, sustained yield, public access and economic development on federal lands.
I am calling on local governments and the private sector to join with the State to meet this long term vision.
More than 30 million acres across our state are ALREADY under federal control.
The Council's plan will be one way we can protect Arizona's interests on federal lands. Arizona knows BEST how to manage her own land and natural resources.
Source: 2013 State of the State Address to Arizona Legislature
, Jan 14, 2013
Endangered Species Act causes damage to environment
The irony is that much of the land along the US side of the Arizona boarder is protected by the federal government for environmental reasons. Federal laws like the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act restrict access.
To enter, the Border Patrol has to wait and get special permission. Sometimes four months pass before permission is granted. In the twisted world of illegal immigration, environmentally protected lands suffer more damage than unprotected ones.
Source: Scorpions for Breakfast, by Gov. Jan Brewer, p. 48-49
, Nov 1, 2011
Negotiated to put thousands of acres into county parks
During her chairmanship at Maricopa County, Brewer negotiated large land conservation deals that added thousands of acres of pristine land into county parks and away from development, and improved and expanded the
Maricopa Medical Center's Burn Unit which stands today as one of the pre-eminent health care facilities in the nation.
Source: Arizona Secretary of State website
, Dec 3, 2008
Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity.
Brewer signed Letter from Governors in US and Canada to Pres. Obama
Dear Mr. President,
We respectfully urge you to move forward on the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The energy relationship between the US and Canada is vital to the future of both our countries.
We consider the Keystone XL Pipeline fundamentally important to the future economic prosperity of both the US and Canada.
Source: Letter from Governors 13-KeyXL-G on Jan 17, 2013
- Crucial to US energy security: With the pipeline, US imports from Canada could reach twice what is currently imported from the Persian Gulf.
- Thousands of jobs: The pipeline project is expected to create thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs and generate tax revenues in local economies along the pipeline route.
- Efficient and reliable: We are committed to responsible stewardship of our shared environment. Pipelines remain the most efficient method of transporting large volumes of crude oil, but we also recognize the need to take the measures necessary to protect the environment and public health and safety.
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