|Quote||"For San Diegans, the ocean defines our quality of life,” said Peters. "It's a precious natural resource and also critical to our economy. That’s why we reject the notion that we must choose between a clean water and a strong economy; we must have both,” he said, adding that the new 52nd has some of the most spectacular coastline in the country.|
Leadership: As a City Councilman, Scott Peters chaired the San Diego Foundation Climate Initiative that deepened community awareness about climate change’s local impacts and inspired reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. He believes our energy policy should emphasize development of sustainable, clean technologies to lower environmental impacts while creating American jobs and enabling energy independence.
As Co-chair of San Diego’s Clean Water Task Force, Peters led the rehabilitation of an aging sewer system, reducing spills and resulting beach closures by 80%. He also implemented measures to reduce coastal pollution by controlling runoff. As a City Councilman, he received consistently high grades on work to promote water quality. More recently, as San Diego Port Chairman, he brought leading scientists from Scripps, San Diego State and Sea World together in an effort to restore sea life and habitat on the harbor floor.
As a civic leader who has consistently created jobs and helped San Diego’s economy grow while improving coastal environmental quality (and quality of life), we believe Scott Peters is a true ocean champion, and the best choice to represent California’s 52nd District.