The Montgomery County League has approved a study on the funding of government responsibilities in Montgomery County. A study of the Freedom of Information Act was completed in 2014. Local members may participate in a new statewide study of the impact of fracking in Virginia.
Impact of Fracking in Virginia, Study beginning in 2015
Freedom of Information Act, Study Completed in 2014
Call for Volunteers
Frances Schutz, Program Director for the Virginia League sent a call for volunteers to serve on this state committee. Should you want to be on the committee, contact Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org. Frances wants responses before July 10, 2015.
If you volunteer, please also let the Montgomery County League know: Mary Houska
Reason for this study
The current LWVVA natural resource positions do not address recent developments in Virginia of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and energy pipelines. Fracking affects health as well as natural resources. Fracking and pipeline effects go beyond the current LWVVA positions. The effects should be included in Virginia positions and in the background/history.
The scope of the study may include: Impacts of water withdrawal on ground water and surface water supplies; impacts of inadequate treatment of wastewater from fracking on drinking water; health, safety and ecological effects of natural gas pipeline and/or rail transport of shale oil through Virginia.