Paul Garrett: The earth isn't something you take from without ever thinking about giving back. The earth is something you protect every day of the year. A river is something you defend every inch of its course. We have to look to the past and get back to some basic principles if there's going to be any future worth having.
Professor Lewis Vernor: What's he running for?
Paul Garrett: Well, it's a new office. Commissioner of Resources and Priorities. The idea is to elect a person who'll help the governor make the right ecological and industrial choices.