Repeal: “Star Gazing Day”

General Assembly Resolution #687 “Star Gazing Day” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Reaffirming this body believes that while the bill creating star gazing day was written with the best intentions, but there exists reasonable concern that it will have unintended consequences,

Furthermore concerned that by encouraging entire nations to lower the lights as outlined in Clause 4.2, pedestrians will be placed at higher risk of injury and exposure to crime as their cities plunge into darkness, and that this campaign against lighting on a society-wide basis is an integral aspect of the bill that cannot be reasonably mitigated without removing the resolution’s primary aims,

Fully conscious that issues with light pollution on the borders between member states and and non-World Assembly nations, which will not necessarily be subject to similar restrictions on light usage, highlight that the international mandate contained within the resolution may be better suited to other organizations or handled at a regional level where collections of bordered nations can coordinate with one another to more effectively see through the intent of the resolution- without the resolution,

Apprehensive that resolution #687’s subjective and vague wording will create legal grey zones and unneeded conflict between members of the public over when the use of light is “unwanted, inappropriate, or excessive”, and that resultant debate may consume time better spent by local governments on other more important subjects of contention, and

Disappointed that resolution #687 promotes spectral spectacle while seemingly blinded to these more grounded concerns,

The General Assembly hereby repeals GA#687 “Star Gazing Day.”

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This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote FOR.

Repeal “Star Gazing Day” was passed 8,869 votes to 4,855.