State of Delaware Archives: on Environment

John Carney: $50 million investment in new Clean Water Trust Fund

We'll again propose a $50 million investment in a new Clean Water Trust Fund. We will make sure that all Delaware families have access to clean drinking water. And we will place a special focus on those hard-to-serve communities across our state. Delaware's constitution and our oaths of office call on us to protect these natural resources for future generations.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Delaware legislature Jan 26, 2021

Julianne Murray: Delaware should lift restrictions on coastal industry

Lauren believes that restrictions on coastal industry should be loosened, specifically as it applies to a twenty year permit and required environmental cleanup on the Coastal Zone in Delaware.
Source: Delaware Public Media on 2020 Delaware gubernatorial race Oct 22, 2020

James DeMartino: Balance between protection and economic development

We must protect our environment and wisely utilize our natural resources. God has provided us beauty and abundance throughout our vast land, and we must be responsible stewards of this bounty. Whether its minerals and timber in western states or watersheds & wetlands of the east coast, we must be cognizant of their vitality and importance to the ecosystem. I will strive to maintain the balance between the protection of resources & economic development, both are required for human survivability.
Source: 2020 Delaware Senate campaign website Aug 20, 2020

David Lamar Williams: Improve preservation of our air, land, and water resources

This particular issue has been increasingly gaining coverage all over the world. Why exactly? It is an issue that needs to be addressed, and heavily discussed among politicians, lobbyists, and congressmen alike. David will network to find ideas that work to improve the preservation of our air, land, and water resources. Tackling beautification and safety issues throughout our state's parks, highways and governing buildings.
Source: 2020 Delaware gubernatorial campaign website Mar 25, 2020

David Lamar Williams: Network to find ideas to preserve our air, land, and water

Why have environmental issues been increasingly gaining coverage? It needs to be heavily discussed among politicians, lobbyists, and congressmen alike. David will network to find ideas that work to improve the preservation of our air, land, and water resources. Tackling beautification and safety issues throughout our state parks, highways, and buildings. Addressing safety policy and rights. Our state should be able to trust that the governing offices provide these services as our fundamental right.
Source: 2020 Delaware Gubernatorial campaign website Mar 5, 2020

Chuck Boyce: Preserve our environment & modernize our infrastructure

Ever since I was a Boy Scout in my youth, I have always been a big proponent of the environment. If elected to the U.S. Senate, I would be a pro-environment activist who will work to preserve our environment through policies that would modernize our infrastructure and economy to respect our waterways while still benefiting our nation's economy.
Source: 2018 Delaware Senatorial campaign website Feb 22, 2018

Kevin Wade: EPA water authority is unaccountable & unconstitutional

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to expand its authority to cover "waters," including the regulation of nearly all ditches, natural or manmade; flowing or dried up; temporary or permanent, including collecting of rain water. The proposed regulations are so onerous, they could literally make farming of some areas impossible. But if you don't comply, the EPA could label you a "polluter" whose wages should be garnished. Case example: the agency has threatened fines of up to $75,000 per day on Wyoming homeowner Andy Johnson. He built a pond on his rural property.

Think twice before you or collect rain water on your property, like Gary Harrington, an Oregonian now serving a 30-day sentence for violating water regulations.

An anonymous, unaccountable, and faceless bureaucratic elite is dictating to Americans, destroying trust. It is time to reduce or to entirely eliminate the power of unconstitutional agencies unaccountable to you, the US citizen.

Source: Wade OpEd in American Thinker: 2014 Delaware Senate race Jul 25, 2014

Ruth Ann Minner: Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl

We need to pursue a strategy that will keep sprawl in check, reduce traffic congestion, strengthen our towns and cities, and protect our huge investment in roads, schools and other infrastructure. I propose to call it “Livable Delaware.”

“Livable Delaware” is not anti-growth. It will offer carrots, not sticks, to channel development to growth zones that already have been designated by state, county and local governments. Elements of such a strategy already are in place. Open space and farmland preservation. Redevelopment of brownfield sites. Preservation of our major highway corridors to promote safer travel and minimize the need to build new roads in the future. Tax credits for historic preservation. Coordination and cooperation among state agencies, the county and the community on projects like AstraZeneca. I plan to unveil my full “Livable Delaware” strategy in the coming months.

Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Delaware Assembly Jan 25, 2001

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2020 Presidential contenders on Environment:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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