Environment: Saving the Land

Serious as it has become, the problem of air and water pollution is not beyond solution. Technology and hard work can still correct man's careless mistakes. But the damage that is done when unspoiled land is paved over or poorly developed may well be irreversible. That message is finally being heeded by state legislatures across the U.S.

Last year, for example, Colorado acted to prevent overbuilding on its slopes, and California declared a moratorium on all development within 1,000 ft. of its entire Pacific coastline. Now two more states have just taken bold steps...

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