Guest Editorial: State of the Environment

Julian S. Kenny


Once more our country is experiencing boom conditions driven largely by the exploitation of offshore natural gas resources and the increases in the market prices of gas and oil. How many memĀ­bers of the Club will recall the last energy boom and its effects, the drift away from the land to the cities and towns, and the wide range of funds set aside? Can any recall the special conservation fund, a sort of precursor to the current multi-million dollar Green Fund? And what became of it? It disappeared with the inevitable recession that followed the boom. Today we are again already experiencing in many ways comparable negative effects that were part of the last boom.

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