Press Releases

July 11, 2014 PROTECT and other groups launch lawsuit to challenge state’s implementation of the NYCO Constitutional Amendment

July 3, 2014 PROTECT is disappointed by the Appellate Court’s decision in its lawsuit challenging the approvals by the NYS APA of the Adirondack Club & Resort project

June 25, 2014 PROTECT is pleased to announce that Judith Enck, EPA Region 2 Adminstrator, will speak about climate change at PROTECT’s annual meeting on July 6th at Great Camp Sagamore

June 20, 2014 PROTECT cheers passage of historic aquatic invasive species prevention and control legislation

June 6, 2014 PROTECT calls for a new 12,850-acre West Stony Creek Wilderness area in the southern Adirondacks

June 2, 2014 PROTECT cheers EPA announcement for new national regulations for C02 emission reductions for coal-fired power plants

May 30, 2014 PROTECT and other groups release public comments challenging the state’s plans for implementation of the mineral exploration on the NYCO Amendment

May 29, 2014 PROTECT and other groups call for passage of the an aquatic invasive species transport bill

May 16, 2014 PROTECT finds new APRAP Study Update to be Misleading

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April 9, 2014 PROTECT and other groups challenge state plans for approval of mining exploration on the Forest Preserve approved in Constitutional Amendment

February 25, 2014 PROTECT Releases a 5 Point Plan for New York to Strengthen Aquatic Invasive Species Control Efforts

February 19, 2014 PROTECT submits public comments on new draft Kushaqua Conservation Easement tract Recreational Management Plan

February 10, 2014 PROTECT cheers decision by federal Fish and Wildlife Service to extend public comments period after scientific panel criticizes rationale for proposed new rule to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act

February 7, 2014 Governor Cuomo finalizes classification of new 23,500 acre Hudson Gorge Wilderness, Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area and over 7,700 acres of Wild Forest lands

January 31, 2014 PROTECT finds DEC draft regulations for boat launches and fishing access sites are a weak response to New York’s aquatic invasive species scourge

January 30, 2014 Protect the Adirondacks applauds new boat control program on Lake George to prevent new invasive species outbreaks

January 22, 2014 PROTECT and other groups submit letter detailing numerous concerns with NYSDEC implementation of Proposition 5 Constitutional Amendment

January 15, 2014 PROTECT launches new Cougar Watch project to collect public reports of cougar sightings in the Adirondacks

December 13, 2013 PROTECT cheers creation of new Hudson River Wilderness area and Primitive Area for the Essex Chain Lakes by the NYS APA

December 6, 2013 APA classification proposal brings good and bad news for the Forest Preserve

November 19, 2013 PROTECT calls upon the APA to release legal and policy documents about the Forest Preserve classification of the Essex Chain Lakes and Hudson River tracts.

September 19, 2013 PROTECT files new Motion for Preliminary Injunction to try and Prevent more Damage to the Forest Preserve from Snowmobile Trail Construction

August 30, 2013 PROTECT and other groups call upon the APA to be deliberative and methodical in classification of former Finch lands

August 20, 2013 PROTECT and other Adirondack, state and national groups highlight 4-1 ratio of support for Wilderness versus Wild Forest classification during APA public hearings on the future of the former Finch lands

June 11, 2013 PROTECT and other groups call for Wilderness Alternative 1A during the APA Forest Preserve Classification Public Hearings

June 4, 2013 PROTECT releases new report The Myth of Quiet, Motor-free Waters in the Adirondack Park. Click here for a copy of the report.

June 3, 2013 PROTECT Opposes APA Transferrable Development Rights Program Bill

May 20, 2013 PROTECT-Sierra Club win two motions in lawsuit challenging Adirondack Park Agency over 6,000-acre ACR development

May 7, 2013 PROTECT opposes Forest Preserve Constitutional Amendment to swap lands with a mining company

April 8, 2013 Court approves PROTECT’s motion to challenge state snowmobile trail construction and management program

February 21, 2013 PROTECT goes to court to challenge state’s new road-like snowmobile trail network through the “Forever Wild” Forest Preserve

February 13, 2013 PROTECT cheers APA decision to table controversial clearcutting General Permit

February 12, 2013 PROTECT and other groups call upon Governor Cuomo, APA and DEC to delay action on controversial draft General Permit that relaxes rules for clearcutting

February 8, 2013 PROTECT opposes APA plans to approve new General Permit to loosen rules for clearcutting on FSC/SFI and conservation easement lands in the Adirondack Park

February 7, 2013 PROTECT applauds new Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2020

January 25, 2013 PROTECT outlines its proposals for classification of the 69,000 acres of new Forest Preserve lands from Nature Conservancy/Finch Lands purchases

January 16, 2013 PROTECT and Paul Smith’s College Mark 15th Year of Partnership for Water Quality Monitoring in the Adirondack Park

January 7, 2013 Five Adirondack and regional environmental groups call upon Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens to support Lake George mandatory boat inspection and decontamination program to stop spread in aquatic invasive species

January 3, 2013 PROTECT cheers APA decision to postpone action on new forest clearcutting program

December 11, 2012 PROTECT Opposes new APA Draft General Permit that will Loosen rules for clearcutting in the Adirondack Park

December 3, 2012 PROTECT and the Sierra Club re-file Motion for Discovery with Trial Sourt (as directed by the Appellate Court)

November 15, 2012 PROTECT calls for new 39,000-Acre Upper Hudson River Wilderness Area

September 18, 2012 PROTECT and the Sierra Club file new motion in APA-ACR lawsuit for discovery on ex parte contact issues

September 10, 2012 PROTECT and Sierra Club submit letter to APA arguing that the APA approvals for the ACR permits have expired

July 18, 2012 PROTECT and Sierra Club submit Reply Briefs in lawsuit challenging APA for ACR approvals

June 15, 2012 State drops appeal in Lows Lake Wilderness lawsuit brought by PROTECT and ADK

May 8, 2012 PROTECT hires Peter Bauer as its new Executive Director

March 20, 2012 PROTECT and the Sierra Club file lawsuit against the APA over decision to approve the ACR project

January 20, 2012 PROTECT opposes decision by the APA to approve ACR project, says APA has abdicated its responsibility to protect the Adirondack Park