After Erdogan Angers a Loyal Province, His Opponents See an Opportunity

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey set off protests in his home province, the heart of his political base, with plans to build a quarry that would destroy a pristine woodland.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #justice-and-development-party-turkey, #land-use-policies, #politics-and-government, #quarries, #rize-province-turkey, #turkey, #wilderness-areas

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Wild Horses Adopted Under a Federal Program Are Going to Slaughter

Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #auctions, #bureau-of-land-management, #federal-lands, #horses, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #livestock, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us

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Israeli Court Delays Expulsion of Palestinian Families in East Jerusalem

The threat to evict six families from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah had become a rallying cry for Palestinians.

#east-jerusalem, #evictions, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #land-use-policies, #palestinians, #politics-and-government

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Why Biden Must Save Bears Ears National Monument

‘We are rooted to Mother Earth through her body like the plants are rooted to the soil.’

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #earth, #federal-lands, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #language-and-languages, #lee-michael-s-1971, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #obama-barack, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #utah, #women-and-girls

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Affordable Housing Forever

Nonprofits that purchase land, build homes on it and sell them below market rate are giving low-income buyers a chance.

#affordable-housing, #black-people, #gentrification, #land-use-policies, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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We Need an Infrastructure Package for Nature

The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk demands to get back to life.

#animals, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birds, #commuting, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #flowers-and-plants, #infrastructure-public-works, #land-use-policies, #long-island-ny, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #united-states

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Taiwan Hunters Contend With Taboos, and Trials, to Uphold Tradition

The island’s Indigenous hunting cultures are circumscribed by ancient rituals and modern legal restrictions. We join a hunt as Taiwan’s constitutional court considers a case on Indigenous rights.

#hunting-and-trapping, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #taiwan

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How Biden Can Free America From Its Zoning Straitjacket

If a state wants funds for infrastructure, it should meet strict conditions about housing construction.

#affordable-housing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #building-construction, #california, #infrastructure-public-works, #land-use-policies, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #zoning

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Covid-19 Killed the Last Juma Elder in the Amazon

The coronavirus and Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, are jeopardizing the survival of Indigenous peoples and the future of the next human generation.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indigenous-people, #juma-aruka-d-2021, #land-use-policies

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Testing Time at the Supreme Court

The outcome of a property rights case could foretell how much conservatives can expect from the justices.

#cedar-point-nursery, #eminent-domain, #fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #land-use-policies, #pacific-legal-foundation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trespassing

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Fighting the Mafia on Its Own Turf

An agricultural movement in Italy grows on land confiscated from organized crime.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cooperatives, #italy, #land-use-policies, #organized-crime

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Do We Have to Pay Businesses to Obey the Law?

A motel owner in 1964 sued over being forced to accommodate Black patrons. Now agribusinesses are borrowing his argument to bar union organizers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #atlanta-ga, #black-people, #california, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #constitution-us, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #land-use-policies, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Deb Haaland Becomes First Native American Cabinet Secretary

The Senate confirmed Ms. Haaland to lead the Interior Department. She’ll be charged with essentially reversing the agency’s course over the past four years.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #land-use-policies, #native-americans, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Hong Kong, Foreign Tourists Are Replaced by a Local Variety

Bored and trapped in an area one-third the size of Rhode Island, Hong Kongers have sought out the most far-flung corners of their city, mobbing parklands with crowds typically seen downtown.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #hikes-and-hiking, #hong-kong, #land-use-policies, #lion-rock-hong-kong, #travel-and-vacations

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Black Farmers May Finally Get the Help They Deserve

A debt-relief program would be a step in repairing more than a century of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #booker-cory-a, #discrimination, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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Reversing Trump, Interior Department Moves Swiftly on Climate Change

As Deb Haaland, President Biden’s choice for Interior secretary, heads toward a showdown vote, the department she would head is moving ahead on environmental policies.

#global-warming, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #land-use-policies, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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A Sacred Place Undone by Trump Must Be Saved by Biden

Bears Ears is one of the nation’s most compelling and mysterious landscapes and a place of worship for Native Americans.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #federal-lands, #haaland-deb, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wilderness-areas

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A Bristling Standoff Rattles Gun-Friendly Vermont

In Pawlet, Vt., where a landowner opened a tactical weapons training site, a zoning dispute has escalated into something more dangerous.

#firearms, #gun-control, #land-use-policies, #pace-university, #vermont

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Native Americans ‘Left Out in the Cold’ Under Trump Press Biden for Action

After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #federal-lands, #haaland-deb, #indian-health-service, #infrastructure-public-works, #land-use-policies, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #native-americans, #pipelines, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meet America’s 63rd National Park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia got the federal government’s highest protection, thanks, in part, to the latest pandemic relief bill.

#capito-shelley-moore, #coal, #geology, #hunting-and-trapping, #land-use-policies, #mines-and-mining, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parachutes-and-parachute-jumping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #west-virginia

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Along the Southwest Border, Trump’s Wall Is Only One of the Insults He Left Behind

Here’s what Biden should do about the poverty, discrimination and environmental destruction.

#agriculture-and-farming, #border-barriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deserts, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #land-use-policies, #migrants-environmental, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #stimulus-economic, #water

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Eleanor Torrey West, Preserver of Her Inherited Island, Dies at 108

Off Georgia’s coast, the lush 26,000-acre Ossabaw Island had been in her family since 1924. She dedicated her life to keeping it out of the hands of developers.

#conservation-of-resources, #deaths-obituaries, #environment, #georgia, #land-use-policies, #ossabaw-island-ga, #west-eleanor-torrey-1913-2021

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President Biden to Sign Executive Order, Pausing Oil and Gas Leasing

The array of directives — touching on international relations, drilling policy, employment and national security, among other things — elevate climate change across every level of the federal government.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kerry-john, #land-use-policies, #mccarthy-gina, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Launches Climate Change Efforts

The president will announce a suite of executive actions on Wednesday to combat climate change, two people familiar with his plans said, including a ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal land.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Korean War Emptied the Town. Those Who Rebuilt It May Now Be Rewarded

Hundreds of destitute families moved to a town bordering North Korea after the war. Six decades later, their dream of owning the land they helped cultivate may finally come true.

#agriculture-and-farming, #defense-and-military-forces, #explosions-accidental, #korean-war, #land-use-policies, #mines-explosive, #north-korea, #politics-and-government, #south-korea

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An Uncomfortable Seat at the Table

Deb Haaland’s nomination as secretary of the interior is historic. But as the first Native cabinet member, she would have to strike a delicate balance.

#bureau-of-indian-affairs, #curtis-charles-1860-1936, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #land-use-policies, #native-americans, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us

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Biden Plans to Conserve 30 Percent of America’s Lands

That’s how much land Biden wants to conserve over the next decade. But is it possible?

#agriculture-department, #babbitt-bruce, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #federal-lands, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #interior-department, #land-use-policies, #united-states, #western-states-us, #wilderness-areas

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In Last Rush, Trump Grants Mining and Energy Firms Access to Public Lands

The outgoing administration is pushing through approval of corporate projects over the opposition of environmental groups and tribal communities.

#bernhardt-david-l, #bhp-billiton-ltd, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-land-management, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-lands, #forest-service, #interior-department, #land-use-policies, #native-americans, #resolution-copper-mining-llc, #rio-tinto-plc, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilderness-areas

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U.S. Leaves Bases in Afghanistan — and a Legacy of Land Disputes

The U.S.-led coalition seized land for hundreds of military bases, most now held by the Afghan military. Villagers have fought for years to collect compensation and to get their property back.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #land-use-policies, #panjwai-afghanistan, #taliban

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Sale of Arctic Refuge Oil and Gas Leases Is Set for Early January

The Trump administration, hastening its last-ditch effort to allow drilling there, said the sales would happen 30 days after an announcement is published in the Federal Register on Monday.

#alaska, #arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #bureau-of-land-management, #drilling-and-boring, #environment, #land-use-policies, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government

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End the Taxpayer Giveaway to Big Oil and Gas

Congress should raise the royalty rates on federal lands.

#federal-lands, #interior-department, #land-use-policies, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royalties, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Good News for Salmon, Bad News for Prospectors

Denying a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska is a commendable move, finally, by the Trump administration.

#alaska, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bristol-bay-alaska, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fishing-commercial, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why is Trump Still Pushing to Drill in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge?

Also this week: Solutions for cities, and a Times investigation

#alaska, #arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #land-use-policies, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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Trump Plan to Sell Arctic Oil Leases Will Face Challenges

If lease sales happen in the final days of the Trump administration, they may face disputes in court or could be reversed by the Biden administration.

#arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #bureau-of-land-management, #environment, #land-use-policies, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

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These Wetlands Helped Stop Flooding From Sandy. Now a BJ’s May Move In.

A group of Staten Island residents concerned about climate change is challenging the project.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bjs-wholesale-club-inc, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #floods, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #land-use-policies, #mariners-harbor-staten-island-ny, #oddo-james-s, #rose-deborah-l-1951, #wetlands, #zoning

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In Madagascar, Endangered Lemurs Find a Private Refuge

Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.

#africa, #agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #land-use-policies, #lemurs, #madagascar, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #vanilla, #wilderness-areas, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Trump’s Philanthropy: Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don’t Always Add Up

Hidden financial records cast doubt on a number of his charitable commitments and show that most of his giving came from land deals that offset his income.

#appraisals-and-valuation-property, #comedy-central, #cushmanwakefield-inc, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #james-letitia, #land-use-policies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j

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Europe Moves to Protect Nature, but Faces Criticism Over Subsidizing Farms

The proposal would protect 30 percent of the continent’s land and water by 2030.

#agriculture-and-farming, #biodiversity, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity

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A Low-Income Quarter Needs to Grow. A Prized Forest Could Pay the Price.

With Jerusalem bursting at the seams, 5,000 new homes could wreck a popular getaway in the hills. “You don’t solve one social blight by creating another,” said one opponent of the project.

#israel, #jerusalem-israel, #land-use-policies, #urban-areas

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New England’s Forests Are Sick. They Need More Tree Doctors.

Climate change is taking a toll on woodlands in the Northeast.

#berkshires-mass, #drought, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #invasive-species, #land-use-policies, #massachusetts, #new-england-states-us, #wildfires

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Alarmed by Scope of Wildfires, Officials Turn to Native Americans for Help

Indigenous groups have a long history of intentionally setting fires to keep ecosystems healthy. Policymakers are now more interested in the practice.

#california, #forests-and-forestry, #land-use-policies, #native-americans, #wildfires

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Captain Chain Saw’s Delusion

The Amazon was never a “land without men.”

#agriculture-and-farming, #amazon-jungle, #amazon-river-basin, #brazil, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #land-use-policies, #politics-and-government

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Times Square, Grand Central and the Laws That Build the City

A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #eminent-domain, #ford-foundation, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #land-use-policies, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-times, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #privately-owned-public-spaces, #real-estate-commercial, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #zoning

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Wildfires Are Worsening. The Way We Manage Them Isn’t Keeping Pace.

The blazes scorching the West highlight the urgency of rethinking fire management policies, as climate change threatens to make things worse.

#building-construction, #california, #colorado, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #land-use-policies, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Trump, Calling Himself ‘the No. 1 Environmental President,’ Green Washes His Record

President Trump traveled to Florida to declare himself “a great environmentalist,” extending a moratorium on offshore oil drilling that his administration had moved to end.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #jupiter-fla, #land-use-policies, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Full Measure of America’s Farming and Food Crisis

In “Perilous Bounty,” Tom Philpott looks at the toll that industrial farming practices have taken on the health of the land.

#agriculture-and-farming, #books-and-literature, #factory-farming, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #land-use-policies, #perilous-bounty-the-looming-collapse-of-american-farming-and-how-we-can-prevent-it-book, #philpott-tom-journalist

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How to Avoid a Post-Recession Feeding Frenzy by Private Developers

Using land trusts and land banks to develop distressed properties creates growth and equity.

#city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreclosures, #land-use-policies, #mitchell-lama-projects, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #small-business, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions

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How to Stop the Next Pandemic

It’s not just Covid-19. Pathogens once confined to nature are making their way into humans on a more regular basis. And it’s our fault.

#biodiversity, #china, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daszak-peter, #ecohealth-alliance, #epidemics, #forests-and-forestry, #land-use-policies, #lyme-disease, #nipah-virus, #quammen-david, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #walzer-christian, #wildlife-conservation-society, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What’s Next.

The 19th Amendment did not bring the right to vote to all Native women, but two experts in a conversation said it did usher in the possibility of change.

#2020-suffrage, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #constitution-us, #domestic-violence, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #native-americans, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #politics-and-government, #treaties, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Buried in N.J.’s Budget Cuts: a Break for a Billionaire

A stopgap budget with $4 billion in cuts also includes an opening for private development in state parks, like a long-desired expansion of a golf course into Liberty State Park.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughlin-craig-j-1958, #department-of-environmental-protection-nj, #golf, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #liberty-national-golf-club-jersey-city-nj, #liberty-state-park-nj, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pga-tour-inc, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #sweeney-stephen-m

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