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                                   SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8434



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Senators Kreidler, DeJarnatt, Talmadge, Murray and Williams



Read first time 2/2/90 and referred to Committee on Environment & Natural Resources.



WHEREAS, The State of Washington commemorated its Centennial observance in November 1989, with a reaffirmation of those principles and practices that enhance the productivity and quality of life of its citizens; and

          WHEREAS, Productivity and the quality of life are continuing legislative commitments of the highest priority; and

          WHEREAS, Washington state has the distinction of creating the nation's first consolidated environmental agency by legislative mandate in 1970; and

          WHEREAS, The nation's first Earth Day in April 1970 was conceived by a resident of the State of Washington;

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Senate of the State of Washington, the House of Representatives concurring, That each citizen participate in the twentieth anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 1990; and

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Legislature rededicate its commitment to our planet Earth and to the environmental legacy we leave to our future generations as we enter the second one hundred years of statehood and stand on the threshold of the twenty-first century.