The LWV of Virginia has three sections in the Natural Resources Positions. Each of these has a unique page here. Use these pages to learn more about the positions the LWV of Virginia has stated concerning Natural Resources.

AIR QUALITY – LWV of Virginia Position Concerning Air Quality

From: POSITIONS -IN-BRIEF

AIR QUALITY
Support for achieving and maintaining acceptable air quality through:

  • Adoption of strict vehicle emission standards.
  • Development of less polluting alternative fuels.
  • Programs and regulations that foster efficient transportation modes. (1993)

 

LAND USE – LWV of Virginia Position Concerning Land Use

From: POSITIONS -IN-BRIEF

LAND USE
Support for state policies that include:

  • Creation of a state long-range comprehensive land use plan coordinated with local and regional plans.
  • State protection of critical environmental areas (i.e. wetlands, agricultural lands, unique wildlife
    habitats) through some land use controls.
  • Assistance to and increased flexibility for localities in land use planning and control. (1975)

WATER SUPPLY & DISTRIBUTION – LWV of Virginia Position on Water Supply & Distribution

From: POSITIONS -IN-BRIEF

WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION
Support for a comprehensive state effort to protect the
water supplies, including:

  • Recognition of the connection between ground and surface water.
  • Decision making based on the concept of sharing in the use of ground water.
  • State responsibility for the collection of information on water resources and planning for
    future use.
  • Land use policies that guarantee protection of water resources.
  • Moratorium on uranium mining until modern, enforceable and effective best practices are approved by an independent assessment team.
    (1983, 2014)