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  • July 11, 2014 PROTECT and other groups start legal action to stop exploratory mining in the Jay Mountain Wilderness. PROTECT and other groups have teamed up with Earthjustice to challenge the decision by the state to exempt or suspend other state environmental laws during the mineral exploration phase of the NYCO Amendment. Read more here
  • July 9, 2014 Public comments needed now on draft Essex Chain Complex UMP. Protect the Forest Preserve and send in a public comment on the draft plan that will determine natural resource protection and public recreational management for the Essex Chain Lakes and Pine Lake Primitive areas and bordering Wild Forest and Wilderness areas. Take action now
  • NY-Times-Easy-Living-Report-300x202 July 8, 2014 New dataset for various quality of life measures places the Adirondack Park in a national context. A national ranking for counties by rates for unemployment, disability, obesity, life expectancy, college education and median family income sees many Adirondack counties better off than most other rural areas in the U.S. Appalachia and the Deep South stand out for low rankings. Read more here
  • ACRSchematic July 3, 2014 Protect the Adirondacks is disappointed by decision in its legal challenge to APA’s approval of ACR project. The Appellate Division, Third Department ruled against PROTECT's legal challenge to the APA's approval of the 6,000-acre Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake. This is a major setback for the Adirondack Park. Read more here
  • APRAP-Icon June 24, 2014 APRAP Update misdiagnoses population demographic issues in Adirondack Park. PROTECT details the many ways that the new Adirondack Park Regional Assessment Project gets it wrong. The new APRAP Update misdiagnoses critical population demographic data, which undermines planning to strengthen Park communities. Read more here
  • judith-enck-icon June 23, 2014 Judith Enck, EPA Region 2 Administrator, to speak about climate change at annual meeting of Protect the Adirondacks on July 6th at Great Camp Sagamore. Judith Enck will talk about the EPA's new historic greenhouse gas and C02 emission reductions draft regulations for coal-fired power plants at PROTECT's annual meeting on July 6th at Great Camp Sagamore. Read more here
  • June 20, 2014 The 2014 NYS Legislative Session passed historic aquatic invasive species control legislation and blocked damaging ATV legislation. PROTECT helped to pass historic aquatic invasive species prevention and control legislation, which will help make New York pro-active and focus on prevention of new infestations. We also helped block a bad ATV bill. Read more here
  • Main Lodge, Great Camp Sagamore June 18, 2014 Information for PROTECT Annual Members Meeting on July 6th at Great Camp Sagamore. Information for members about the 2014 annual members meeting, 2014 Board of Directors election, and revision of our bylaws. Read Board bios, review the agenda, and get information on the day's activities. Get information here
  • ATV-Riders June 10, 2014 PROTECT opposes legislation to expand the size and weight of ATVs on trails and natural areas. PROTECT and many others oppose actions by the State Legislature to change the law to allow heavier and much bigger Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) to use municipal roads and off-road areas. Bigger machines will cause greater environmental damage. Read more here
  • WestStonyCreekWildernessArea-Icon June 6, 2014 Sign online petition to show support for new West Stony Creek Wilderness Area. PROTECT encourages all supporters of a new 12,850-acre West Stony Creek Wilderness Area in southern Adirondack Park to sign an online petition and show support for Wilderness. We need people from far and wide to take a stand for roadless and motorless Wilderness areas. Read more here
  • Smokestack June 2, 2014 PROTECT cheers historic EPA C02 emission reduction regulations, which marks the first major climate change program for the U.S. PROTECT applauds bold new action for the first U.S. national program to curb greenhouse gas emissions. This marks the beginning of serious actions to meet the threats from global climate change. Read more here

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