Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship
WHEREAS, [state] has a tradition of supporting good stewardship of our land, air, and water;
WHEREAS, [state] is a leader in technological innovation, ingenuity in problem-solving, and working together to create solutions;
WHEREAS, preservation of [state’s] economic longevity and role as a leader in fiscal responsibility depends on prudent management of natural resources;
WHEREAS, protection, conservation, and reasonable management of the natural environment are essential principles of responsible stewardship;
WHEREAS, [state] recognizes the inherent worth of our natural resources, in addition to their economic value, in their contribution to our identity and their role in inspiring creativity, strengthening families, and providing for future generations;
WHEREAS, the impacts of a changing climate may affect [state] citizens and impair
productivity in key economic areas;
WHEREAS, any efforts to mitigate the risks of, prepare for, or otherwise address our changing climate and its effects should not sacrifice reliability or constrain the economy nor its global competitiveness;
WHEREAS, [state]recognizes that stewardship includes fostering and maintaining
resilient ecosystems that have the capacity to adapt to our changing environment:
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of [state], the Governor concurring therein, using our heritage of technological ingenuity, innovation, and leadership, encourages private sector innovators to take the lead on economically viable and broadly supported solutions, including in rural communities.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we should support innovation and prioritize environmental stewardship in order to realize positive solutions to environmental challenges.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor encourage individuals, corporations, and state agencies to reduce emissions by supporting the development of technologies and services that will grow our economy in a way that is both energy efficient, cost effective, and ensures energy reliability.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the members of
[state’s] congressional delegation.