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Delaware’s Green Amendment Gets Its First Committee Hearing
The Delaware Green Amendment (HB 220) will be receiving its first hearing of this year before the House Administration Committee on Wednesday, June 14.
The language of the Delaware Green Amendment is simple, clear and impactful reading:
Section 22. The people of Delaware have an inherent and inalienable right to a clean and healthy environment, including water, air, soil, flora, fauna, ecosystems and climate, and to the preservation of the natural, cultural, scenic and healthful qualities of the environment. The State’s natural resources are the common property of all the people, including both present and future generations. The State, including all branches, agencies, and political subdivisions, shall serve as trustee of the State’s natural resources and shall conserve, protect, and maintain these resources for the benefit of all its people. This provision, and the rights stated herein, are self-executing and on par with other protected inalienable rights.
Date: June 14th, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: House Majority Caucus Room, 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
Committee Website: to view all the details of the House Administration Committee meeting, including a link to be able to view the meeting live go to the this link: https://www.legis.delaware.gov/MeetingNotice/33127
Written Comments for the Committee can be submitted via email at: HouseCommitteeComment@delaware.gov.
Anyone wanting to testify live and in person should plan to limit your comments to just one minute.
Kacy Manahan, Senior Attorney for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network & Consulting Attorney for Green Amendments For The Generations will be providing expert testimony and help respond to legal questions regarding the benefits and impacts of the Green Amendment language being proposed.