CHAPTER 602

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 3

URGING SENATORS BOGGS AND ROTH AND REPRESENTATIVE DU PONT TO INITIATE FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO PREVENT THE DUMPING OF WASTE MATERIAL AND REFUSE INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WITHIN ONE HUNDRED MILES OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, STATE OF NEW JERSEY AND STATE OF MARYLAND.

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the members of the 126th General Assembly that a great amount of waste material has been dumped into the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of the State of Delaware and adjoining states; and

WHEREAS, such dumping has caused a serious pollution and

ecological problem along the shores of the said several states; and

WHEREAS, said continued dumping will cause harm to both

terrestrial, and aquatic life along said shores of these several States;

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the House and Senate urge our representatives in Washington, Senator J. Caleb Boggs, Senator William V. Roth, Jr. and Representative Pierre S. Du Pont IV, to initiate and publicly support legislation to prevent the dumping of waste material and refuse into the Atlantic Ocean within one hundred miles of the coastlines of the States of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be mailed to the Honorable J. Caleb Boggs, the Honorable William V. Roth, Jr. and the Honorable Pierre S. Du Pont IV, the Governor of the State of New Jersey and the Governor of the State of Maryland, and to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control of the State of Delaware.

Approved March 18, 1971.