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A Total Disgrace: oil tankers have arrived in the Adirondack Park and are stored on track in the Forest Preserve 28 Oil Tanker rail cars were transported through Saratoga and Warren counties on October 16th and are stored on rail line along the Boreas River in the Town of Minerva in Essex County Where is […]

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Vote Yes on Proposal 3 on November 7, 2017 to amend Article 14, the forever wild provision of the NYS Constitution, to create a new “Health and Safety Land Account” to help local communities with highway and utilities maintenance. Protect the Adirondacks urges New Yorkers to VOTE YES on Proposal 3, which amends Article XIV of the […]

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A new plan has emerged from the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, an arm of Iowa Pacific Railway Company, to store hundreds of old, dilapidated railroad cars, supposedly mostly boxcars, on siding track and unused rail lines in Warren and Essex Counties. These rail cars would be stored “indefinitely” on these rail lines. Saratoga & […]

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Weller Pond is part of the Saranac Lakes system. It is connected with a navigable channel from Middle Saranac Lake that leads to Weller Pond and Little Weller Pond. It’s a remote corner of what is a heavily used lake system with heavy motorboat use. A motorless Weller Pond would provide a refuge from heavy […]

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Vote NO on Proposal 1 on Election Day November 7, 2017 Protect the Adirondacks is opposing Proposal 1 on the New York State ballot on November 7, 2017 on whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention. This is a question that is asked of New York State voters every 20 years. There has not […]

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The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) celebrates its 20th season this year monitoring the water quality of dozens of lakes and ponds across the Adirondacks. ALAP is a partnership between Protect the Adirondacks and the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College. The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program (ALAP) was started in 1998 with three objectives: […]

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One project hyped in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget announcements early in 2017 was a zip line that would run in three stages from near the summit at Whiteface Mountain, near where the gondola brings passengers, to the base of the mountain. This was proposed as a way for Whiteface to rival zip lines at other […]

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The trial on the future of “forever wild” in Protect the Adirondacks v NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency wrapped up on April 4, 2017 in State Supreme Court in Albany County. The trial ran for 13 days, spread over five weeks, with Justice Gerald Connolly presiding. John Caffry of Caffry & […]

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The Adirondack Park Agency has posted its agenda and materials for its meeting this week (May 11-12th) and there is no action scheduled for the classification of Boreas Ponds or any other Forest Preserve lands. All indications show that there is little likelihood for action on the Boreas Ponds at the APA’s June meeting. The […]

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Opposition to S.372 “An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of live restraint cable devices to take wildlife; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof” Protect the Adirondacks opposes S.372 “An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to the regulation of […]

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