The League of Women Voters promotes an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest.
Action to oppose the granting of eminent domain for, and the construction of, a coal slurry pipeline through Maryland. (1986) Action to support the collection of taxes and fees from the coal industry for costs to the public resulting from the mining of Maryland coal. (1987) Action to oppose strip mining on slopes steeper than 20 degrees. (1993)
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
Action to promote the environmentally sound management of hazardous waste and to educate the public on safe disposal procedures. (1984)
LAND USE/GROWTH MANAGEMENT
Action to encourage the State to establish goals, guidelines, and standards for land use, with local implementation of land use policies. (1975, 1979, 1991)
Action to promote informed decisions affecting solid waste management. (1995)
- Ample opportunity and funding for active public participation including timely scheduling and notification of public meetings.
Action to support an integrated transportation system and mass transit systems which are efficient, safe, clean and accessible. Support for adequate and equitable funding and cooperative regional programs is necessary to achieve these goals. (2002)