"Voters Approve 81 Percent Of Land Conservation Ballot Initiatives"

"The presidential and congressional elections of last week brought good news for those who value sensible land conservation policies. But there was more good news on the state and local levels as well."

"Even in a time of fiscal constraints, voters in 21 states gave overwhelming approval to ballot measures providing some $767 million for new parks, open space, water quality protections and the preservation of farms and ranches, according to The Trust for Public Land.

Of the 57 measures that went to the voters on election day last week, 46 won -- a success rate of 81%."

Tom Kenworthy reports for Climate Progress November 13, 2012.

Source: Climate Progress, 11/14/2012