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  • December 27, 2017 Union Tank Car Company pulls the plug on storage of its oil tankers in the Adirondacks, dealing Iowa Pacific a second major setback. Last week, Governor Cuomo announced he was petitioning the federal government to stop storage of oil tanker railcars in the Adirondacks. This week, the largest owner of oil tanker cars stored here said to pull them out. Read more here
  • December 20, 2017 2016-17 Protect the Adirondacks Annual Report details a year of advocacy and impacts. The new annual report highlights our conservation and advocacy work around classification of the Boreas Ponds, our lawsuit challenging the expansion of motor vehicle use on the forever wild Forest Preserve, efforts to stop storage of oil tankers in the Adirondacks, and introduces four new members of our Board of Directors, among much more. Read the annual report here
  • December 19, 2017 PROTECT cheers state action to stop storage of used oil tanker railcars in the Adirondack Park. Protect the Adirondacks applauds action by the Cuomo Administration to file a petition with the federal government to stop storage of oil tanker railcars in the Adirondacks. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon December 7, 2017 Judge rules against Protect the Adirondacks to allow vast expansion of motorized recreational use on the Forest Preserve. Supreme Court Judge of Albany County ruled that state's network of road-like snowmobile trails does not violate the forever wild clause of the state constitution. PROTECT disagrees with this decision. Read more here
  • November 16, 2017 PROTECT, Local Government and Business Leaders Release New Video “Don’t Trash the Adirondack Park” about oil tanker storage on remote rail lines in the Adirondack Park. A new video makes the case against using the Adirondack Park as a dumping ground for used oil tankers. Click here to watch this video. The bad plan must be stopped. Read more here
  • November 10, 2017 Three shipments of used oil tankers have been transported to the Adirondacks for indefinite storage. Used oil tankers now stand at three locations. Iowa Pacific Holdings continues to bring used oil tanker railcars to the Adirondack Park. Shipments arrive weekly, yet state environmental agencies have failed to act. Read more here
  • November 8, 2017 PROTECT applauds New Yorkers for Voting No on Proposal 1 and Voting Yes on Proposal 3. Votes show strong public support for the Forest Preserve. The forever wild Forest Preserve was upheld and protected by two key votes on Election Day 2017. A new constitutional convention was voted down and a small 250-acre Health and Safety Land Account was approved. Read more here
  • November 7, 2017 Vote No on Proposal 1 on November 7, 2017 on whether to hold a new Constitutional Convention for New York. PROTECT urges all New Yorkers to Vote NO on Proposal 1 on November 7th on the question of whether to hold a new Constitutional Convention. For many reasons, no convention should be held at this time. Read more here
  • November 7, 2017 Vote Yes on Proposal 3 on November 7, 2017 to amend Article 14, Section 1, the forever wild provision, to create new “Health and Safety Land Account” to help local communities with highway and utilities maintenance. On Election Day in November Protect the Adirondacks urges New Yorkers to vote yes on Proposal 3. Read more here
  • October 30, 2017 25 More Oil Tanker Railcars Transported to Adirondack Park; Where are NYS Environmental Agencies? A second load of used oil tanker rails cars was transported by Iowa Pacific into the Adirondack Park. What will it take for the Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation to act? 100 oil tankers? 200? 500? Read more here
  • October 26, 2017 PROTECT applauds Governor Cuomo’s statement on storing oil tankers in the Adirondacks: “we oppose it 100%.” Now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has denounced storage of used oil tanker rail cars in the Adirondack Park by Iowa Pacific Holdings, we need to see action from the Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency. Read more here

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