Northam’s outgoing budget makes critical investments to protect clean water, natural resources

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

Media contact:
Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(434) 989-3197 |

RICHMOND – Today, outgoing Governor Ralph Northam unveiled his 2022-2024 budget to a joint meeting of the House Appropriations, House Finance, and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees.

The proposed budget contains nearly $1 billion in investments that will increase access to nature, safeguard clean water, and protect our natural resources.

In response to this announcement, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement:

“A state budget reflects a state’s values. The investments unveiled today by Governor Northam show a strong commitment to protecting our environment in an equitable way that expands access to nature and ensures all Virginians benefit from protected lands and cleaner water. We will be working to defend these investments in 2022 and look forward to working with lawmakers to pass a budget that prioritizes a clean and healthy environment and invests in rural Virginia.”

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