Eric Holcomb on Environment
Additional million trees to be planted over next five years
We now have four times more timberland acreage than we did 100 years ago. Recently, I learned the Central Indiana Land Trust has committed to planting one million trees throughout Indiana that will buffer some of our most iconic natural areas.
I've directed the Department of Natural Resources to plant another million trees on top of that over the next five years. That extra timberland will perfectly complement our $100 million renovation to our incredible memory-making state parks.
Source: 2020 Indiana State of the State address
, Jan 14, 2020
Stand up to federal government over environmental regulation
In the end, [the Republican candidates] are closely aligned on most policy issues. The difference is in tone. Holcomb is more likely to call for change with a smile and a Yogi Berra quote than with a fiery, angry speech.
His campaign will center on some basic questions, he said, such as "what are we doing to make ourselves safer and more economically competitive, and how is the federal government helping or hurting us do those things?"
Not that he lacks the red meat that many who will vote in next year's primary will want and even demand. He said he was pleased that Gov. Mike Pence recently "stood up to the federal government" over environmental regulations and said more
governors should take such steps. He said Republicans have "endured a long six-and-a-half years of the current president's reign," and that all of the domestic and international problems make it seem "like this place is on fire."
Source: Indianapolis Star on 2016 Indiana Senate race
, Jul 14, 2015
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