Adirondack Issues Blog

4th shipment of over 20 new oil tankers was transported into the Adirondack Park on November 15th; over 80 oil tankers are now stored on siding track on the Boreas River and south of Tahawus Mine on the Opalescent River Protect the Adirondacks has produced a new video opposing plans by Iowa Pacific Holdings to […]

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Over the past month, three shipments of used out-of-service oil tanker railcars have been transported to the Adirondack Park by Iowa Pacific Holdings for indefinite storage on its dead-end, 30-mile-long Sanford Lake Railway line that it owns between North Creek and the Tahawus Mine in Newcomb. As of Thursday November 9th, used oil tankers were […]

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Proposal 1 voted down by overwhelming margin the question about whether to hold a new constitutional convention in 2018. Proposal 3 passed by over 100,000 votes in close vote that showed the great concern that New Yorkers have for the forever wild Forest Preserve. Protect the Adirondacks cheers New Yorkers for helping to overwhelmingly vote […]

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With more than 50 oil tanker railcars stored in the Adirondacks indefinitely there is still no action from the Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency, despite Governor’s Opposition to Railcar Storage   As darkness fell on October 30th, 25 more used out-of-service oil tanker railcars were brought through North River, alongside the Hudson […]

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While Governor Cuomo has come against this ill-advised plan, now we need action from the Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency At an address at the Glens Falls Hospital on October 25, 2017 concerning a new cancer study by his administration in Warren County and Upstate New York, Governor Cuomo addressed the recent […]

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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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Historic Coalition Says Vote Yes on Proposal 3 Proposal 3 amends Article 14 of the NYS Constitution to create new 250-acre Health and Safety Land Account for maintenance and safety of local roads and to expand public utilities, such as broadband, to rural communities of the Adirondacks and Catskills A historic coalition of local governments, […]

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EPA’s repeal plan makes ignoring the impacts of climate change the official plan of the Trump Administration and federal government The Clean Power Plan not only would have put U.S. on path towards lower carbon emissions, but would have all but ended acid rain Protect the Adirondacks opposes the new plan by the Trump Administration […]

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Railroad Company says rail cars are on their way to be stored in the Adirondack Park The Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency say they need to review plans The controversial new plan by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, an arm of Iowa Pacific Railway Company, to store hundreds of railroad cars […]

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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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