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    This page contains Congressional resolutions. Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.

01-WGA12 on Aug 14, 2001

Resolution: the Western Governors' Association resolution:
Source: WGA Policy Resolution 01 - 12: Watershed Partnerships
  1. Water quality restoration is essential for economic and environmental sustainability of forestry, agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing, recreation and public water supply.
  2. The Western Governors favor collaborative, incentive driven, locally based solutions to environmental and natural resource problems such as water quality restoration.
    • The governors continue to endorse the Park City Paradigm to guide water management. Its guiding principles are:
    • Recognition of diverse interests in water resource values.
    • Problems should be approached in a holistic or systemic way that recognizes cross-cutting issues, cross-border impacts and concerns, and the multiple needs within the broader "problemshed" the area that encompasses the problem and all the affected interests.
    • The policy framework should be responsive to economic, social and environmental considerations. Policies must be flexible and yet provide some level of predictability.
    • Authority and accountability should be decentralized within national policy parameters. This includes a general federal policy of recognizing and supporting the key role of states in water management.
    • Negotiation and market-like approaches as well as performance standards are preferred over command-and-control patterns.
  3. Implementing these water management principles can be expensive and beyond the ability of some states to fund. However, the benefits of managing the resource in this manner are significant. Therefore, the Western Governors encourage federal agencies to look for opportunities to use existing authority to provide funding, flexibility in funding, and/or shared or loaned personnel to states to help them address specific watershed problems.

      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Question 18: Prioritize green energy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Environment
    • Headline: Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions (Score: 0)

      Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
    • Headline: Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions (Answer: B)
    • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
      • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
      • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
      • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
      • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
      • E: Unsure

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 01-WGA12

    Ben Cayetano s1sHI Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002) 
    Gray Davis s1sCA Former Democratic 
    John Kitzhaber s1oOR Democratic Governor 
    Gary Locke s1sWA Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce) 
    Tauese Sunia s1sAS00 Former Democratic Governor 

    Republicans participating in 01-WGA12

    Jim Geringer s1oWY Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
    Bill Graves s1sKS Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
    Kenny Guinn s1sNV Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 
    John Hoeven s1sND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010) 
    Jane Dee Hull s1sAZ Former Republican Governor (1997-2002) 
    Bill Janklow s1sSD00 Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002) 
    Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
    Judy Martz s1sMT Former Republican Governor (2001-2005) 
    William Owens s1sCO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 
    Rick Perry s1sTX Republican Governor 

    Independents participating in 01-WGA12

    Carl Gutierrez s1sGU00 Former Guam Governor 
    Gary Johnson s1sNM Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger 
    Dirk Kempthorne s1sID Former GOP Governor (1999-2006); and Cabinet Sec'y. 
    Tony Knowles s1sAK Former 2008 Senate Dem. primary challenger 
    Mike Leavitt s1sUS Cabinet-2008 
    Pedro Tenorio s1sIT00 Former Marianas Governor (1982-1990) 

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 5
    Republicans: 10
    Independents: 6

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