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Lee Adams and his daughter LeeAnn hope Amendment 1 will help them preserve the untouched land of Adams Ranch. Photo by Amy Green
Environment

Amendment 1: Boon For Environment But Quandary For Legislators


Among the biggest decisions lawmakers face as the legislative session starts Tuesday is how to implement the nation’s largest state-based conservation effort. Amendment 1 initiates a 20-year, $22 billion dollar effort to preserve land and water. Voters overwhelmingly supported the state constitutional amendment in November. But not everyone agrees on how the money should be spent.
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Floridan Aquifer, Ballot Amendment 1


On Oct. 2, the New York Times reported on California’s water crisis. In some places in the state near the Sequoia National Forest, residents’ wells have dried up. Their taps have run dry, rivers and lakes are drying up and there is no water left to shower on once-lush landscaping.
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League of Women Voters says ‘yes’ to Amendment 1


The League of Women Voters is endorsing Amendment 1. The league announced its support Wednesday of the state constitutional amendment putting more funding toward land and water conservation. The amendment dedicates existing tax money toward conservation for 20 years.
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