Kentucky

PROCLAMATION

By 
Paul E. Patton
Governor
of the 
COMMONWEALTH of KENTUCKY

To All To Whom These Presents Shall Come:

WHEREAS, geology and the other earth sciences are fundamental to the safety, health, and welfare of Kentuckians and to the economy of Kentucky; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences are integral to finding, developing and conserving mineral, energy, biological and water resources necessary for Kentucky's continuing prosperity; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences provide the basis for preparing for and mitigating natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, droughts, erosion, and subsidence experienced from time to time in Kentucky; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences are crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water management and land use decisions made in Kentucky; and

WHEREAS, the geological factors of resources, hazards, and environment are vital to land management and land use decisions made in Kentucky; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences contribute critical pieces to our understanding and appreciation of, and out respect for, nature;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL E. PATTON, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim October 10-16, 1999 as:

Earth Science Week

in Kentucky.

DONE AT THE CAPITOL, in the City of Frankfort, this the 21st day of July, in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-nine and in the 208th year of the Commonwealth.
 

Paul E. Patton
(signed)
Governor 
John Y. Brown
(signed)
Secretary of State