State of Virginia secondary Archives: on Environment


Tom Garrett: EPA, BLM, and USDA needlessly persecute farmers

There are too many federal regulatory agencies that do try to do too much, and spend too much money, and under Obama a bad situation has gotten worse. The undue burdens all these regulations put on farmers, small businessmen and anyone involved in productive activity stifles job growth, kills innovation and costs American taxpayers billions.

There are few examples of government aggression and ineptitude like our federal regulatory agencies.

The list goes on and on. Tom has a strong record fighting against regulatory over-reach. That's why he has voted against onerous state regulations and sponsored the Farm & Food Freedom constitutional amendment.
Source: 2016 VA House campaign website TomGarrettForCongress.com Nov 8, 2016

Ralph Northam: I reject idea that environmental regulations harm economy

The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure, and a defining feature of the 6th District. Restoring it is key to ensuring that future generations will be able to use and enjoy its resources. As your Senator, I have worked hard to improve water quality and resource management in the Chesapeake Bay. In 2008, I supported efforts to begin rebuilding our blue crab populations, and in 2009, I worked to ensure that non-native oysters would not be introduced into the Bay. More recently, I co-sponsored legislation to ban phosphorous, a key nutrient pollutant, from most lawn fertilizers sold in Virginia.

I believe strongly that it is both possible and necessary to achieve economic development that retains and improves the quality of our air, water, and land. I flatly reject the idea that environmental regulations harm our economy. One needs to look no farther than the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to see how damaging a lack oversight and safeguards can be.

Source: 2016-17 VA gubernatorial campaign website SenatorNortham.com Nov 1, 2011

Bob McDonnell: Establish "Green Jobs Zone"; protect the Chesapeake Bay

As a legislator, Bob McDonnell supported several efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay, including establishing an income tax refund for contributions made to help restore the Bay. Bob also supported the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Act of 1997 to dedicate funding to address water pollution, as well as the Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund. McDonnell is committed to protecting our environment using innovative technology, pollution prevention programs and holding polluters accountable. His key priorities will be to:The Chesapeake Bay is a marvelous estuary and one of our nation's greatest natural resources. We must ensure that we are responsible stewards so that future generations may enjoy it as we have.
Source: 2009 VA Gubernatorial campaign site, bobmcdonnell.com Nov 3, 2009

Tom Perriello: Lifelong commitment to smart & green environmental policies

Tom has a lifelong commitment to smart and green environmental policies. He believes that the threat to our climate is one of our top national security issues, one of our top economic issues, and one of our top moral issues. Tom knows that the 5th district should be at the forefront of the energy independence and green jobs movements. Tom is fully supportive of alternative energies, investigating second-generation bio-fuels, and is committed to getting us off our addiction to oil.
Source: 2008 VA House campaign website PerrielloForCongress.com Nov 1, 2008

Jim Gilmore: Extend “Virginia Naturally”: empower people with knowledge

My administration [will] be a responsible steward of our precious natural resources. Last year I launched a new environmental education initiative called Virginia Naturally 2000. Our goal was to empower people with the knowledge they need to make the right decisions about protecting the environment. I’m pleased to announce we are extending Virginia Naturally through this year. Working together, as an informed and dedicated community, we can keep our commitment to a cleaner environment.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to VA General Assembly Jan 10, 2001

Jim Gilmore: Extend "Virginia Naturally": empower people with knowledge

My administration [will] be a responsible steward of our precious natural resources. Last year I launched a new environmental education initiative called Virginia Naturally 2000. Our goal was to empower people with the knowledge they need to make the right decisions about protecting the environment. I'm pleased to announce we are extending Virginia Naturally through this year. Working together, as an informed and dedicated community, we can keep our commitment to a cleaner environment.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to VA General Assembly Jan 10, 2001

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