Federal and Highway State Lighting

Number: 1975-24


WHEREAS, the entire nation is faced with a very real energy shortage with no short-term solution; and

WHEREAS, the interstate, federal and state highways of the entire nation have literally millions of lights that burn from dusk to daylight at most all intersections; and

WHEREAS, the lights are great in number and could be much less in number and still not reduce the safety factor at intersections; and

WHEREAS, unnecessary lighting could be reduced without affecting safe highway driving;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Wildlife Federation, in annual convention assembled March 14-16, 1975, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hereby suggests and goes on record as approving the reduction of all unnecessary highway lighting across the entire nation.