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Green Activism in New England
« on: December 02, 2002, 08:03:07 pm »

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Long-Range goal:  Eliminate forestry and other human use of 26,000,000 acre Northern Forest Lands shown on map, plus approximately 4,000,000 acres in Vermont and New Hampshire not shown, including entire Champlain-Adirondack U.N. Biosphere Reserve
http://prfamerica.org/NFL-Campaign.html

Land conservation/Ownership in the Northern Forest
http://www.outdoors.org/research/mapping/mapping-projects.shtml
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Re:Green Activism in New England
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2002, 12:20:11 am »

The Greens are doing the same thing out west.  I don't see this as a reason not to go to New England.  These people are everywhere, we can't hide from them.  I would probably do the same thing if I had a billion dollars through some type of land trust.  Although I would allow public access and hunting.  Libertarianism doesn't have to be anti-enviroment.

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Re:Green Activism in New England
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2002, 05:53:56 am »

The Greens are doing the same thing out west.  I don't see this as a reason not to go to New England.  These people are everywhere, we can't hide from them.

The Greens do seem stronger in our eastern candidate states than in the west though.  Just ask Al Gore.

Gore lost New Hampshire in 2000 by 1% point.  I believe the vote was 48% Bush, 47% Gore, while Nader walked off with roughly 6% of the vote.  Greens seem to be even stronger in Maine.  They just made off with 9% of the vote in the 2002 Maine governor's race although they did about the same as New Hampshire in the 2000 general election:  6%.

They're growing out west, but they haven't hit these kind of numbers yet.

Greens seem to be gathering strength the fastest in Montana where they hit 5.8% in the 2000 general election (but only about 2.2% in the 2002 Montana Senate race).  So while they may be growing out west, they don't seem to be near making or breaking any elections - as they just did out east.  Just for comparison with another more populous western state, consider Idaho where Nader received only 2.5 % of the vote in 2000.

Wyoming lists no votes at all for Green candidates in the 2000 and 2002 elections.  Buchanan's Reform ticket scored third best there in 2000, and the LP took third in 2002.

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Montana election info:  http://sos.state.mt.us/css/ELB/Results.asp
Idaho:  http://www.idsos.state.id.us/ELECT/2000rslt/general/tot_stwd.htm
Wyoming:  http://soswy.state.wy.us/election/results2.htm
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