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  • Take Action Now: Public comments needed to support historic draft EPA climate change rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments until October 16, 2014 on the first nationwide climate change pollution reduction program. PROTECT encourages everyone who cares about the Adirondacks to comment. Take Action Now
  • BearCreekRoad-icon September 25, 2014 DEC is building a highway through the Forest Preserve with a questionable major reconstruction of the Bear Creek Road in the Black River Wild Forest. PROTECT raises questions about tree cutting, road widening, and road reconstruction in the western Adirondacks. Actions appear to widely violate Forest Preserve protections. Read more here
  • ChubbPondLean-to-icon September 25, 2014 A Forest Preserve lean-to on Chub Pond in the Black River Wild Forest Area has been extensively modified and turned into a private camp. A field visit to the Black River Wild Forest found a lean-to unlike any other, equipped with bunk beds, a gas stove, a lawn mower, laminated shelves, and stockpiles of private supplies. Read more here
  • PeopleClimateChangeMarch-iconSeptember 22, 2014 Over 400,000 march in the People's Climate March demanding bold action on climate change. The world's biggest climate change action demonstration went off without a hitch yesterday in New York City. PROTECT was there and gives a shout out to the tremendous work of all organizers. Another 2,600 events happened around the world! Read more here
  • ACRSchematicSeptember 18, 2014 PROTECT-Sierra Club plan to make motion for leave for appeal to NYS Court of Appeals in lawsuit challenging APA approval of Adirondack Club & Resort project. After denial by the Appellate Division, PROTECT and the Sierra Club plan to submit a new motion for leave to appeal to the state's highest court. Read more here
  • Clearcut-iconSeptember 15, 2014 Major New Forest clearcuts between Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. A series of new clearcuts were made this summer north of NYS Route 30 between Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. Many industry and state leaders are seeking to expand clearcutting in the Adirondacks. Read more here
  • GullLake-iconSeptember 10, 2014 Updated: Gull Lake Trail in the Black River Wild Forest is rutted and ruined by illegal and legal ATV use. The damage to the natural resources is extensive along the Gull Lake Trail from the pounding of ATVs. PROTECT documents the problem as state agencies responsible for Forest Preserve protection ignore the damage. Read more here
  • ChubbPondTrail-iconSeptember 8, 2014 Updated: Chub Pond Trail in the Black River Wild Forest is hammered by illegal and legal ATV use. The damage to the natural resources is extensive along the Chub Pond Trail from the pounding of ATVs. PROTECT documents the problem as state agencies responsible for Forest Preserve protection ignore the damage. Read more here
  • ClimateMarchSeptember 4, 2014 Come One, Come All: People's Climate March is Sunday September 21st in New York City. PROTECT supports the People's Climate March. Get out your walking shoes and make the trek to New York City for what will be the largest environmental march in history. This is a great way to make a statement about the urgency of action on climate change. Read more here
  • Stop-AIS-iconSeptember 2, 2014 PROTECT cheers Governor Cuomo’s Signing of Aquatic Invasive Species Transport Bill. New law signed today by Governor Andrew Cuomo is a major step in the control of aquatic invasive species (AIS). This law bans the transport of AIS at all boat launches in New York and marks a new focus on prevention and interdiction. Read more here
  • WestRiverRoad-iconSeptember 1, 2014 West River Road in the Silver Lake Wilderness remains open while state agencies are 3 years overdue in making a decision on closing the road. Eight years ago, state agencies planned for the closure of a road within the Silver Lake Wilderness after studies and consultation to be completed within five years. A decision to close this road is long overdue. Read more here

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