Environment and Natural Resources

Environment and Natural Resources


The League of Women Voters believes that natural resources should be managed as interrelated parts of life-supporting ecosystems. As citizens of the world we must protect our planet from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.

Why it matters

Resources should be conserved and protected to assure their future availability. Pollution of these resources should be controlled in order to preserve the physical, chemical and biological integrity of ecosystems with maximum protection of public health and the environment.

What we’re doing

The League promotes resource conservation, stewardship and long-range planning, with the responsibility for managing natural resources shared by all levels of government for maximum protection of public health and the environment.

Policies that reduce energy growth rates, emphasize energy conservation and encourage the use of renewable resources are strongly supported by the League, as well as promoting policies that manage land as a finite resource and that incorporate principles of stewardship.

Read policies of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, which are supported by our Delaware County League CLICK HERE.

The Central Delaware County League 2020-2021 Local Program states: NATURAL RESOURCES: Support management and protection of natural resources in the public interest, including planning, land use, environmental quality and safety in our communities. 

  • Advocate for responsible development of pipelines to Marcus Hook. 
  • Preservation and protection of open space for public use. 
  • Strict enforcement of land use ordinances.  
  • Cooperation with environmental groups. 
  • Protection of residential zoning. 
  • Advocate for renewable clean resources.

Click Below To Watch Video: Mariner East 2 Pipeline Facts in 3 Minutes


Click Below To Watch Video: Environmental LNG RISKY BUSINESS in Delaware County, PA 

Risky Business link https://youtu.be/_vctJBcEoSQ


Click Below To Watch Video: Pipelines, Pandemic and the Environment - LWV-CDC Hot Topics Presentation


Download Slides from Hot Topic Presentation: PDF iconPipelines, Pandemic, and the Environment


What can you do

Review the resources linked below, join an environmental group and advocate with elected officials to protect the environment.


Pennsylvania League of Women Voters Environmental Resource Guides and Studies



Coronavirus Impact on the Environment - Infographics and details 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Articles on Impacts of Pandemic


RollBacks: Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules Click Here for Full List

What’s Next - for the Delaware River and More

Pennsylvania Coastal Resiliency - Sea Level Rise - Major Impact on the Delaware County Communities of: Chester City, Darby Township, Eddystone Borough, Folcroft Borough, Lower Chichester Township, Marcus Hook Borough, Nether Providence Township, Norwood Borough, Prospect Park Borough, Ridley Park Borough, Ridley Township, Sharon Hill Borough, Tinicum Township, Trainer Borough, Upland Borough, and Upper Chichester Township

Good Groups to Join – (Need to Unify!) 

PA and Local Government News & Contacts

Delaware County – DA’s Office - Environmental Law - Delaware County prosecutors turn to a new target: Environmental crime

 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

For additional information contact League Member, rlwinters [at] comcast.net (Roberta Winters), President of the Radnor Township League of Women Voters, Enviromental Advocate, and member of DELCONGO -Delaware County Natural Gas Operations