The Nation: Taking Over Alaska?

Alaska, the nation's last frontier, has a population of just over 300,000. Which is at least 100,000 fewer people than showed up for the Woodstock festival. Given these statistics, a Long Island-based ecology group called Aduntusan—a Cherokee word for "earth spirit"—has developed the idea of organizing 350,000 young Americans of voting age to migrate north to the 49th state. The newcomers would settle there, gain political control through their voting power and, among other things, ensure that the Alaskan environment is never damaged by oil companies and land developers.

"Our intention," says Robert...

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