ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
League of Women Voters Policies and Positions
Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.
As citizens of the world we must protect our planet from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.
The preservation of the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the earth’s ecosystem is essential for maximum protection of public health and the environment. The interrelationships of air, water and land resources should be recognized in designing environmental safeguards. The federal government should have the major role in setting standards for environmental protection and pollution control.
The League works to protect air, land and water resources. Our approach to environmental protection and pollution control is one of problem solving. The League’s environmental goals aim to prevent ecological degradation, and to reduce and control pollutants before they go down the sewer, up the chimney or into the landfill. We support vigorous enforcement mechanisms, including sanctions for noncompliance.
- LWV Florida Study and Action, pages 122-149 Study and Action 2021-2023.docx (lwvfl.org)
- LWV Florida Natural Resources Natural Resources - League of Women Voters of Florida (lwvfl.org)
- LWV US Impact on Issues, pages 86-112 LWV-impact-2020.pdf
October 7th Educational Event "Clean Water in Lee County - Issues, Solutions & Actions
Speakers are Joseph Bonasia, Chair of Florida Rights of Nature Network, (FRONN), and Operations and Communications Director of FloridaRightToCleanWater.org, and Codty Pierce, Calusa Waterkeeper