16 08, 2022

Protect the Adirondacks applauds Inflation Reduction Act, landmark climate change legislation

2022-08-16T16:19:52-04:00August 16, 2022|

President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on August 16, 2022. The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act on August 7, 2022 and the U.S. House of Representatives passed it on [...]

10 08, 2022

DNA analysis confirms that a gray wolf was killed in central New York

2022-08-10T15:55:06-04:00August 10, 2022|

In December 2021, a hunter outside of Cooperstown, New York, shot what he believed was a really big coyote. He posted pictures on social media about his prize. These pictures circulated among the hunting community, [...]

2 08, 2022

Protect the Adirondacks names Chris Amato as Conservation Director and Counsel

2022-08-02T07:20:08-04:00August 2, 2022|

Chris Amato brings long career as attorney in service with the Adirondack Park Agency, Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of New York Attorney General, EarthJustice, and the NYS Legislature Protect the Adirondacks is pleased to [...]

31 07, 2022

Barton Mines seeks major expansion of its mountaintop mine on the edge of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area

2022-08-16T12:44:16-04:00July 31, 2022|

The only mountaintop open pit pine in the Adirondacks is planning a major expansion that is currently under review by the Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation Barton Mines is planning a wide [...]

5 07, 2022

Public comments needed to stop Adirondack Park Agency from expanding the mileage of roads on the Forest Preserve

2022-07-06T20:58:18-04:00July 5, 2022|

We need your help to write a public comment to help stop state agencies from expanding roads for motor vehicles on the Forest Preserve! The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation [...]

15 06, 2022

Annual Meeting on July 16, 2022 at John Brown Farm in Lake Placid

2022-07-15T09:01:48-04:00June 15, 2022|

Join with the Board of Directors and Staff of Protect the Adirondacks at the 2022 Annual Members meeting in Lake Placid. The annual meeting of the membership of Protect the Adirondacks this year is being [...]

6 06, 2022

The meaning of the 2021 New York Constitution Article 14 “forever wild” decision

2022-06-15T06:39:37-04:00June 6, 2022|

Recent pieces in the Adirondack Explorer (see here and here) have attempted to assess the implications of the decision by New York State’s highest court in Protect the Adirondacks v Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack [...]

9 04, 2022

Public comments are needed for NYS Climate Action Council draft scoping plan

2022-07-04T11:00:04-04:00April 9, 2022|

Protect the Adirondacks has reviewed the 861-page Draft Scoping Plan (“Plan”) of the NYS Climate Action Council (NYSCAC), released in December 2021. The Draft Scoping Plan is a “framework for how the State will reduce [...]

8 04, 2022

Forests and Carbon: Why we need to preserve New York’s intact forests and plant new forests

2022-04-14T10:01:52-04:00April 8, 2022|

Forests are vital for carbon sequestration and long-term storage. According to the US Forest Service, U.S. forests sequester 866 million tons of carbon a year, which is roughly 16% of the US annual emissions. This [...]

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