“Once open space is gone, it is virtually impossible to get it back,” wrote the New York Times in calling for a “yes” vote on New Jersey Public Question 2, which would create long-term dedicated funding for clean water, open space, farmland, and historic places. Here is the endorsement:
“Public Question 2 is a constitutional amendment that would create a continuous source of revenue drawn from the state’s corporation business tax to replenish a popular (but now largely broke) environmental program that acquires open space, preserves farmlands and protects historical sites. Once open space is gone, it is virtually impossible to get it back. …Vote yes on Public Question 2.”
The Times joins a long list of supporters of the November 4 ballot measure, including elected officials of both parties, the New Jersey Farm Bureau, the Jersey City Council, and major state media outlets. The Trust for Public Land Action Fund is sponsoring the election campaign by NJ Keep It Green, a coalition of more than 185 statewide, local and regional organizations. Find out more at NJ Keep It Green.