Voters In 19 States Just Committed More Than $13 Billion For Conservation

Posted by Mike Confino, November 7, 2014

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Although media coverage has focused on Republican victories in Tuesday’s election, voters across the country overwhelmingly supported measures to advance progressive priorities, including initiatives to protect more parks, open spaces, and waterways.

In 19 states, voters approved 35 measures committing a total of over $13 billion for land conservation. According to The Trust for Public Land’s ballot measure tracking website, LandVote.org, this year set a record in funds committed for conservation measures, surpassing the previous high set by 2008’s 91 approved measures by over $5 billion. Additionally, over $11 billion more for conservation was approved this year than in the 2010 midterms.

via Voters In 19 States Just Committed More Than $13 Billion For Conservation | ThinkProgress.

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