Senator Hashmi so far has 2 bills referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources as follows:
SB 1186 – Landfill siting; historic preservation. Prohibits the construction of any new municipal solid waste landfill within three miles of any designated historic district, building, structure, object, or site.
SB 1200 – Waste disposal; local approval. Requires any application (i) to store, provide treatment for, or dispose of hazardous waste or (ii) for a new solid waste management facility permit, except for a noncaptive industrial landfill, to include certification from the governing body for each locality within a five-mile radius of the facility, other than the locality in which the facility is or will be located, granting approval of the facility or activity.
Contact the Senate Ag Committee Members
Below is a list of the Senators on the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee. It is not too early to start contacting them and letting them know you support these two bills for the good of all Virginians – we need to protect our environment as it is the only one we have.
All e-mails, letters, and phone calls count. We do not have dates for when the committee will hear these two bills, as soon as we know, we will let you know.
Another way to let your voice be heard is by using the Sierra Club website at https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/environmental-justice-for-every-virginian
Thank you for your support and we will keep you updated as we receive additional information.