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Article Xiv, Agriculture, And Keeping New York’S Wilderness Wild, Hilary Atkin Dec 2010

Article Xiv, Agriculture, And Keeping New York’S Wilderness Wild, Hilary Atkin

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When the constitutional convention question is put on the ballot in 2017 as required by Article XIX, Section two of the New York State Constitution, the voters of New York will again choose whether to have a convention to revise or replace their Constitution. There are many issues related to the Forest Preserves of New York State that may lead delegates to consider whether Article XIV, Section one’s “forever wild” provision should be amended or eliminated. With the increasing popularity of the local farming movement in and around the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, delegates could consider amendments that clarify the …