Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach
In this story, the United States of America is dominated by an exploitative corporate rule that does not hesitate to run roughshod over the health of its people to maintain profit. In the USA?s Pacific Northwest, popular unrest coalesces with technological advances and new social organization to form a movement to renew society. People oriented towards the new society bid for power in the regional and state elections. But will the existing elite allow them to live in peace? Or will the people of Ecotopia have to resort to more desparate measures? This book is a prequel to Callenbach?s earlier novel, ?Ecotopia?, which describes life in the successor state of Ecotopia twenty years after its separation from the USA.