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  • NYCO-icon SPECIAL REPORT PROTECT submits Complaint over Illegal Advocacy and Lobbying by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for NYCO Constitutional Amendment. PROTECT submits a Complaint to state ethics agencies over DEC's lobbying and widespread support for NYCO Minerals for 2013 Constitutional Amendment. Read more here
  • Campaign-for-Wilderness-Icon CAMPAIGN FOR ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS PROTECT calls for classification of 36,500 acres of new Wilderness lands in the Forest Preserve to expand the High Peaks Wilderness area and create a new West Stony Creek Wilderness area. New state land purchases create a great opportunity for new wilderness lands in the Adirondack Park. Read more here
  • Essex-Chain-Road-icon January 14, 2016 Public comments needed on deeply flawed draft amendments to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan that sets management guidelines for the Forest Preserve. Public comments are needed by January 29, 2016. It's time to stand up to protect the wild lands of the Forest Preserve. Take action now
  • HudsonRiver-icon January 11, 2016 Major lawsuit launched to challenge Essex Chain Lakes Complex Unit Management Plan. PROTECT and other groups have filed a lawsuit to challenge violations of longstanding NYS environmental laws in the recent approval of the Essex Chain Complex Unit Management Plan, which seeks to significantly expand motorized uses. Read more here
  • WaterLilly-icon January 5, 2016 PROTECT applauds Governor Cuomo’s historic expansion of Environmental Protection Fund. Big cheers for announcement by Governor Cuomo that he will raise NYS Environmental Protection to $300 million in 2016 state budget. More funding for land protection, water quality and invasive species protection. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon December 18, 2015 Part 3 of Reflections on the Essex Chain Lakes Unit Management Plan: Essex Chain Plan Violates NYS Environmental Laws. State agencies used a variety of legal “sleights of hand” and "legal fictions" to authorize a number of controversial new public motorized uses and bridges across the Forest Preserve. Read more here
  • Minerva-Snowmobile-Trail-Icon December 18, 2015 State agencies hammer the Forest Preserve as they build a new road-like snowmobile trail from Newcomb to Minerva. PROTECT gives a poor review to the latest new road-like snowmobile trail being cut through the Forest Preserve as part of the Cuomo Administration's program to motorize the Forest Preserve. Read more here
  • Harris-Lake-Icon-2 December 10, 2015 PROTECT calls for APA investigation of numerous Forest Preserve violations during construction of new Harris Lake snowmobile trail. Construction work to build the new road-like community connector snowmobile trail through the Forest Preserve to Harris Lake widely violated state policies and caused environmental damage. Read more here
  • Town-of-Ohio-Icon December 3, 2015 Town of Ohio rescinds ATV law after PROTECT filed lawsuit. Protect the Adirondacks worked with local residents to challenge an illegal ATV law in the Town of Ohio that opened numerous roads to ATVS. The Town of Ohio is crisscrossed with illegal ATV trails and has experienced widespread trespassing. PROTECT is thankful that the Town has backed down. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon November 16, 2015 Part 2 of Reflections on the Essex Chain Lakes Unit Management Plan: Essex Chain Plan Violates NYS Snowmobile Policies. State agencies actively subvert their own regulations and policies to approve an unnecessary, redundant and highly damaging new snowmobile trail cut through a wild and remote area of the Forest Preserve. Read more here
  • DefendingForestPreserve-icon November 10, 2015 Part 1 of Reflections on the Essex Chain Lakes Unit Management Plan: A Poor Public Process. Leaders at the Adirondack Park Agency did their best to stifle debate and prevent full and open discussion about controversial management actions proposed by the Department of Environmental Conservation. Read more here

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