Natural Resources is the heading for positions covering water, solid waste, hazardous materials and hazardous waste, land use, and interbasin water transfers. It also covers LWVUS positions on resource management, environmental protection and pollution control, public participation, water, air, solid waste, land use, energy, and the criteria for hazardous and nuclear waste storage and disposal. These state and national positions augment and complement each other and are to be used together for state and local action. See Impact on Issues for complete LWVUS positions.
Unlike the other program areas, which pull together independent program items under a consolidating title, this area has grown like a tree, with branches spreading from a trunk. Beginning with water, it has expanded to include other natural resources, and the problems and management which are intertwined in the environment.
Energy and Natural Resources