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Sens. Chap Petersen, Jennifer Boysko; Dels. Patrick Hope, Kaye Kory to...

The following press release comes from Del. Patrick Hope (D-HD47), Del. Kaye Kory (D-HD38), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-SD34) and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-SD33).  Personally,...

CASA in Action: Del. “Kaye Kory’s Racial Insensitivity Has No Place...

The following press release is from CASA in Action, "the Mid-Atlantic region's largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights" with "nearly 100,000 lifetime members."...

Endorsement: Andres Jimenez for Virginia House of Delegates (HD38)

Now that the 1Q2019 campaign finance numbers are in, we can get a better feel for which campaigns are "viable" politically, which are heavy/moderate/mild...

Delegate Kaye Kory and Friends of Guest House Host Emotional Discussion...

by Cindy; Originally posted at VAPLAN Over the last couple years, the Virginia Department of Corrections has made the news headlines, and not in a...

Death With Dignity Culture Wars Arrive in Virginia

by Jud Richland, volunteer coordinator at  the Northern Virginia chapter of Compassion & Choices, the national organization that advocates for legalizing medical aid in...

Video: Powerful, Emotional Speeches by Va. Delegates Kory, Fowler, Boysko on...

Yesterday in the Virginia House of Delegates, several women stood up to speak about the 45th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision guaranteeing...

Del. Kory to Gov. McDonnell: “Don’t Endanger Our Water Supply!”

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Fairfax) asked me to post the following:
OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR MCDONNELL: DON'T ENDANGER OUR WATER SUPPLY!

Dear Governor:

I urge you to cancel your short-sighted plans to withdraw Virginia from the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB). Virginia has benefitted greatly from its 70 year membership in this Commission. I seriously doubt that our
Commonwealth would have accomplished on its own what it has achieved as a Commission member--activities ranging from pollution monitoring to shad restoration.

The money saved in Commission dues, about $150,000 annually, is truly a pittance compared with what we receive as a Commission member: research and long-range planning aimed at keeping the Potomac a vibrant and healthy resource, a resource upon which more than 1/5 of Virginia's residents depend. The planning for the region's long-term water requirements,the monitoring and coordination of the regional supply of usable water to Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland are functions that Virginia cannot perform alone.  All this cooperative work would be jepordized were Virginia to withdraw from the ICPRB. Virginia has been a mainstay of support for the ICPRB since its inception in 1940, largely because it alone has nearly 40% of the river's total drainage area. Therefore, it is uncertain whether the Commission could continue to exist without Virginia's membership. Certainly the co-operative water sharing covenant operative in times of drought would not continue.

Finally, I firmly believe that because some potential uranium mining sites would drain into the Occoquan and on into the Potomac, we should be seeking, not discarding, the technical capabilities and expertise available through the ICPRB as we face this vitally important environmental question in the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

Sincerely,

Delegate Kaye Kory 38th District