DELAWARE- Some lawmakers are trying to protect the first state’s natural resources for both the present, and the future.
The Green Amendment, if passed, would add language to Delaware’s state Constitution to preserve, protect, and maintain natural resource. One of the amendment’s sponsors said the update would make it clear that Delawareans have the right to a clean and healthy environment and that the State is upholding those rights.
“Right now, across the state there are families that are dealing with water coming through the pipes in their house that they can’t drink, that they can’t take showers with, and other neighborhoods are dealing with polluted air and soil,” Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton, said. “So, I think it’s really past time that we get a bill like this passed.”
The sponsor of this amendment said that within the next few weeks they will host a rally outside Legislative Hall, where Delawareans can voice their support.
HB 220 hasn’t gotten a committee hearing yet in the House.