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Summary

The proposed amendment would annul Article 49 of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution and substitute a new amendment which declares that the people have the right to clean air and water, freedom from excessive and unnecessary noise, and the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic qualities of their environment. It further declares that the protection of the right to the conservation, development and utilization of the agricultural, mineral, forest, water, air and other natural resources is a public purpose.

The Legislature is authorized to adopt necessary legislation and to provide for eminent domain takings where required for the purpose of the amendment. Any property so taken may only be used for other purposes or disposed of upon a two-thirds vote of the Legislature.

1972 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 5 :: Constitutional AmendmentDo you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held August 5, 1969, received 239 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 12, 1971, received 266 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
22,277
4,330
7,473
26,607
34,080
Precinct 1
 
446
110
135
556
691
Precinct 2
 
388
88
168
476
644
Precinct 3
 
419
104
162
523
685
Precinct 4
 
555
116
200
671
871
Precinct 5
 
442
69
153
511
664
Precinct 1
 
189
42
130
231
361
Precinct 2
 
496
113
199
609
808
Precinct 3
 
363
72
102
435
537
Precinct 4
 
648
92
218
740
958
Precinct 5
 
606
125
180
731
911
Precinct 6
 
414
75
180
489
669
Precinct 1
 
607
132
297
739
1,036
Precinct 2
 
530
88
166
618
784
Precinct 3
 
653
120
227
773
1,000
Precinct 4
 
612
140
165
752
917
Precinct 5
 
549
92
159
641
800
Precinct 1
 
632
133
231
765
996
Precinct 2
 
416
93
212
509
721
Precinct 3
 
664
147
223
811
1,034
Precinct 4
 
679
153
243
832
1,075
Precinct 5
 
667
118
317
785
1,102
Precinct 6
 
686
125
241
811
1,052
Precinct 1
 
509
119
196
628
824
Precinct 2
 
571
121
190
692
882
Precinct 3
 
594
116
177
710
887
Precinct 4
 
675
118
188
793
981
Precinct 5
 
470
117
187
587
774
Precinct 6
 
596
120
188
716
904
Precinct 1
 
693
120
212
813
1,025
Precinct 2
 
776
117
216
893
1,109
Precinct 3
 
629
114
187
743
930
Precinct 4
 
603
110
153
713
866
Precinct 5
 
542
101
148
643
791
Precinct 1
 
674
139
244
813
1,057
Precinct 2
 
657
102
202
759
961
Precinct 3
 
924
177
116
1,101
1,217
Precinct 4
 
974
156
367
1,130
1,497
Precinct 5
 
729
136
194
865
1,059
Totals
 
22,277
4,330
7,473
26,607
34,080