The Environment & Infrastructure
Just how the great Republican Teddy Roosevelt accelerated the protection of our national and natural treasures during his tenure as President, National Parks, Landmarks, and Monuments should be protected from private destruction.
Small farms and family farmers should be supported by locals and protected from large corporate agricultural companies. SNAP food cards should be allowed as payment to local farmers who own markets and sell at Farmer's Markets. SNAP benefits should be increased based on one's dietary needs connected to documented health conditions.
Consumers of food should have a Constitutional right to know what is contained in their food: every additive, preservative, and man-made chemical used to raise and make food.
Fracking should be stopped and banned because of the unknown damage that has taken place in Oklahoma and other areas of the country.
A 40-year infrastructure project needs to be created, which would be similar to the Eisenhower Interstate System. High-speed rail is more fuel efficient than cars, buses, and planes, and we need to reduce travel costs to make it easier for people to get around the country for jobs and vacations.
Every garbage pick-up company should be mandated to have a recycling pick-up plan option across America, with the option to participate left up to the household.
Energy consumption from solar and wind need to be exponentially increased through tax breaks for companies, business owners, and homeowners alike.
Americans should be guaranteed clean water and air as a right in the Constitution.
Coal Miners & Training:
We need to create an education program to train our coal miners to become solar panel and windmill engineers and technicians.
Any coal miner who wants to retire early at 55 years of age should be able to do so without penalty.
All coal miners' healthcare expenses should be paid at 100% for the rest of their lives for their service in powering our nation. They have many health problems and should live as comfortable a life as possible.
Expanding alternative energy education nationwide in our community colleges, tech schools, and universities should be implemented immediately. Wayne appreciates degrees at his alma mater, Everglades University in Boca Raton, Florida, in areas of renewable energy, environmental policy, marine resources, and sustainability.