Virginia LCV applauds Governor’s proposed budget for natural resources

Spending plan prioritizes clean water, conservation, climate action, and environmental justice

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019


Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
(804) 225-1902 |

RICHMOND – Today, Governor Northam offered a first glimpse of his natural resources budget with $733 million of proposed funding for the environment. This funding would go to help Virginia meet its goals in the ongoing Bay cleanup, protect more land resources, expand clean energy, ensure environmental justice, and strengthen the commonwealth’s environmental enforcement capability.

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

“Since his election two years ago, Governor Northam has advocated for more robust funding to protect our environment. The proposal this administration just released is the most funding we’ve ever seen to protect clean water, clean air, open spaces, and vulnerable communities.

We applaud Northam for following through on his commitments and look forward to working with the new Conservation Majority at the General Assembly to secure the strongest budget yet for conservation, climate action, environmental justice, and clean energy in 2020.”

About us:
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. Virginia LCV works with conservation leaders across Virginia and strives for a conservation majority in state government. We secure good public policies on the state level and hold public officials accountable for their positions on environmental issues. For more information, visit