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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Green amendment: Yay or Nay?

Boreas River headwaters. Photo by Phil Brown 9/5/16.Have you been following the “Green Amendment” process?

A proposed state constitutional amendment would make clean air and water — two things plentiful in much of the Adirondacks — a right for all New Yorkers.

From Explorer reporter Gwen Craig’s Jan. 12 article:

“The proposed bill would add to the state bill of rights, giving citizens the “right to clean air and water and a healthful environment.” …The bill passed the state Senate and the Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee. It will now go to the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.

The full Assembly will have to vote on the amendment for the constitutional change. Then it would appear before voters on a November ballot.”

Curious to hear your thoughts. If this moves forward, would you vote yay or nay and why?

Boreas River headwaters. Photo by Phil Brown/Almanack archive

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