CHAPTER 624

FORMERLY HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 7

ENCOURAGING THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, THE STABILIZATION OF THE POPULATION, AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the size, density, and change of the population located in the State of Delaware is vital to any state planning or government; and

WHEREAS, in the broad sense any population consumes resources which are finite and an excessive population may be an intrusion upon the standard of living now achieved by the people of the State; and

WHEREAS, rapid increase in numbers of people intensifies every psychological and social problem and increases political, educational and economic problems to the extent that the well-being and freedom of individuals are jeopardized and the harmony and stability of society are threatened; and

WHEREAS, open land, natural beauty and space help to fulfill the spiritual needs of many people and serve as an ecological setting for life and natural processes and unlimited population contributes to the pollution and degradation of air, water, land, wild life and shore line; and


WHEREAS, solutions to problems induced by rapid turnover and rapid growth in population such as protection of the environment and the furtherance of a quality of life are of critical immediacy, with any postponement, at either higher costs or with irrevocable effects.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE 1T RESOLVED by the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware that they encourage attitudes, social standards, actions and public policy which will by voluntary and humane means consistent with human rights and individual conscience help to stabilize the population, protect the environments and preserve the natural resources of the State of Delaware.

Approved June 2, 1971.