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Climate Change Adaptation

LWVUS positions "Promote an environment beneficial to life through the protection and wise management of natural resources in the public interest."

Natural Resources: The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that natural resources should be managed as interrelated parts of life-supporting ecosystems. Resources should be conserved and protected to assure their future availability. Pollution of these resources should be controlled in order to preserve the physical, chemical and biological integrity of ecosystems and to protect public health. http://forum.lwv.org/member-resources/book/natural-resources

The Resource Management position is longer. It lays out criteria for decision making. http://forum.lwv.org/member-resources/book/resource-management

Environmental Protection and Pollution Control This position is very long and subdivided into Air Quality, Energy, Land Use, Water Resources, Waste Management, and Nuclear Issues. LWVUS has relied primarily on Air Quality for its climate actions but Land Use may be more relevant to sea level rise. http://forum.lwv.org/member-resources/book/environmental-protection-and-pollution-control

The League also created a Climate Change Task force that produced a Toolkit for Climate Action http://participate.lwv.org/c/9217/t/6398/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=3766

LWV-VA positions are only available as single documents, either full or abridged. http://lwv-va.org/action-advocacy/lwv-va-positioned-for-action/ Scroll down to Natural Resources. The section is divided into Air Quality, Hydraulic Fracturing, Land Use, and Water Supply.

How the LWV US has used its positions to address Climate Change. http://forum.lwv.org/category/member-resources/our-work/climate-change

Education Resources on Public School Vouchers

Public School Vouchers

Principles of Public Schools: Why do Public Schools have highest priority? Why do we want our children in Public Schools?

School Choice Option Talking Points:

LWV-VA Standards and Approval Criteria for (non-Public) School Choice Options School Choice Options in Virginia: Charter, Vouchers, Tuition Tax Credits, Virtual

This LWV-VA School Choice Taskforce website has good information.