What's the most disturbing environmental sight you've seen? The Millsap mine tailings in Victor a million cubic yards of powdered rock being blown away by wind and washed away by water because the wooden crate containing it is rotting.
If you could put $10 million toward an environmental problem, which would you choose? Purchase land in the mountains west of Colorado Springs to stop construction.
What locale would you most like protected from commercial exploitation? I'd protect the Roan Plateau in western Colorado from oil and gas drilling, because of the endangered species there.
What's the most disturbing environmental sight you've seen? Some of the Superfund sites in the mountains left by the strip mining industry.
It you could channel $10 million to a "green" initiative, what would it be? I'd start a nonprofit to help South Africa's water and food shortages.
Will we be drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2020? Absolutely. We'll have reduced our oil reserves, and competition for oil with China and other countries will push environmental priorities to the back seat.
Name the most disturbing environmental thing you've seen. Massive Arctic ice shelves breaking off.
Will we be drilling in ANWR in 10 to 15 years? If [GOP presidential candidate John] McCain wins, we will.
What site do you most want preserved from development? It's frightening that the city is weighing sale of open space in Bear Creek and Fox Run Regional Parks. That would be a huge loss to Colorado Springs.