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  • Take Action Now!  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
  • Take Action Now!  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 10, 2017 Repeal of Clean Power Plan by EPA is a monumental step backwards. The Trump Administration has unwisely and recklessly announced plans to roll back the Obama era Clean Power Plan, which will lift planned reductions on carbon emissions and imperils acid rain controls. Read more here
  • October 4, 2017 PROTECT Applauds State Agencies for Stepping in to Scrutinize Controversial Plans to Store Hundreds of Old Railroad Cars in the Adirondack Park. Good news. State environmental agencies will take a hard look at the plan to store hundreds of railroad cars on rail lines in the central Adirondacks. Will the railroad company listen? Read more here
  • September 25, 2017 State must block plan by railroad company to trash the Adirondacks by storing hundreds of old railroad cars in the Forest Preserve. A new proposal to store old railroad cars on remote rail lines in the Adirondack Forest Preserve is as bad as one two years ago for used oil tankers. The new plan, like the old plan, must be rejected. Read more here
  • Boreas-icon-1 September 7, 2017 Adirondack Park Agency awaits decision by Governor Cuomo on the classification of the Boreas Ponds tract. In a normal system of state government the Governor would await a decision by his independent agency. But in the Adirondack Park today, the Adirondack Park Agency waits and waits for a decision by Governor Cuomo. Read more here
  • August 11, 2017 Make Weller Pond Motorless. Public comments are needed by August 11th to the Department of Environmental Conservation to make Weller Pond a new motorless waterbody. There are relatively few motorless waters in the Adirondacks and we need more. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon August 3, 2017 Final Papers Submitted in Trial on the Management of the Forever Wild Forest Preserve. Protect the Adirondacks and the State of New York have both filed their final papers in the trial on the future of the how the Forest Preserve will be managed. A decision is expected at some time this fall. Read more here
  • July 15, 2017 PROTECT's 2017 annual members meeting will be held on July 15th at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. Protect the Adirondacks is holding its annual members meeting in Lake Placid on July 15, 2017. This is an excellent way to honor conservation leaders, get information on the major issues facing the Adirondack Park, and join with other members. Read more here
  • July 13, 2017 PROTECT honors Steve Englebright “Legislator of the Year Award” for 2017. Steve Englebright, the Chairman of the NYS Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, will be honored as the Legislator of the Year Award for 2017 by Protect the Adirondacks as part of its annual meeting on July 15th in Lake Placid. Read more here
  • June 29, 2017 PROTECT Applauds Passage of new Article XIV Constitutional Amendment and Enabling Legislation. A new proposed amendment to Article XIV, Section 1, the forever wild provision, of the NYS Constitution, will be on the ballot in November, to assist Adirondack and Catskill communities deliver public services. Read more here

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