States will vote on these energy and environment issues in midterm elections

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In the United States, mid-term elections are set to take place
on Tuesday November 6. Although much of the limelight is on
Congressional races and gubernatorial races, US citizens also have
the chance to vote on some important initiatives, measures, and
amendments that are specific to their state. These state rules can
often have a more direct impact on the lives of Americans than
their representatives in Congress do, but because proposals tend to
be long and nuanced, they also can attract a lot less
attention.

Energy and environment topics are among the most contentious of
2018’s ballots, especially in western states where fossil fuel
interests are facing a public that’s increasingly concerned with
climate change. Here’s a look at seven proposed rules on US state
ballots that could influence state economies and environments in
serious ways.

Alaska, Ballot Measure 1

Salmon Habitat Protections and Permits Initiative

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States will vote on these energy and environment issues in midterm elections