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00-NEGC1 on Sep 22, 2000

Resolution: the New England Governors' Conference resolution:
Source: NEG/ECP Resolution 25-1: Mercury
  • WHEREAS, the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) is well on its way to meeting the 50% reduction goal outlined in its 1998 Mercury Action Plan before the target date of 2003, and that a sustained, coordinated effort continues to be necessary to achieve the ultimate goal of “virtual elimination of anthropogenic mercury” releases into the environment, including the identification of other potential sources of mercury releases and their appropriate controls; and.
  • WHEREAS, the New England states each have freshwater fish consumption advisories and recent information suggests a parallel need for salt-water fish advisories for certain species of fish; and
  • WHEREAS, success in keeping anthropogenic [from human sources] mercury out of the environment depends on ensuring that stockpiled and recovered mercury is retired from the market in a safe and permanent manner;
  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the NEGC recommends that each state commit to working with their respective legislatures toward the goal of “virtual elimination” of anthropogenic mercury as expeditiously as feasible, and to evaluate new reduction targets beyond the 50% reduction by 2003 [and new targets for 2010]; and
  • BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the NEGC make every effort to work constructively and efficiently with industry, EPA, and other state and federal agencies as needed to ensure that large quantities of stockpiled or recovered mercury are permanently retired in a manner that safely and securely avoids reintroduction of that mercury into the marketplace or, potentially, into the environment.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Human needs over animal rights Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Eliminate mercury releases by 2003 (Score: -1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Eliminate mercury releases by 2003 (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure

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Democrats participating in 00-NEGC1

Howard Dean s1sPOTUS Democrat 
Jeanne Shaheen s1sNH Democratic Sr Senator 

Republicans participating in 00-NEGC1

Lincoln Almond s1sRI00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Paul Celucci s1sMA02 Former Republican Governor (1999-2001) 
John Rowland s1sCT Former Republican Governor (1995-2004) 

Independents participating in 00-NEGC1

Angus King s1sME Former Independent Governor (1995-2002) 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1

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