For Immediate Release:
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
Lee Francis | Deputy Director
Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
(434) 989-3197 | firstname.lastname@example.org
RICHMOND – Today, we learned of the passing of W. Tayloe Murphy, a former Delegate and Secretary of Natural Resources whose immense dedication to the Chesapeake Bay and protecting our environment helped shape policy-making for years and will always be remembered.
In response to this sad news, Michael Town, executive director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, issued the following statement:
“The Virginia LCV family was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Secretary Murphy. He was a champion for the Chesapeake Bay and protecting Virginia’s natural resources, and our environment is cleaner today because of his dedication. Tayloe Murphy will be sorely missed and we send his family our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.”
We build a stronger, more diverse, and more engaged conservation voter movement in order to protect the natural environment and improve the quality of life of all Virginians. We envision an equitable and just Virginia, where all communities enjoy clean air and water, open space, a liveable climate, and a democracy that works for all Virginians. For more information, visit www.valcvef.org.