14 10, 2021

The Adirondack Park Agency Must Reform and Embrace Transparency

2021-10-14T18:35:00-04:00October 14, 2021|

Recently, we saw news that Governor Kathy Hochul has instructed state agencies to develop and submit plans for greater transparency. As we wrote in a related piece, this is good news and welcome news. Protect [...]

2 10, 2021

The Department of Environmental Conservation Should Embrace Transparency

2021-10-02T13:58:10-04:00October 2, 2021|

Last week, we saw news that Governor Kathy Hochul instructed state agencies to develop and submit plans for greater transparency. This is good news and welcome news. Over the past two decades, state agencies have restricted [...]

22 09, 2021

Vote for Ballot Proposal 2 for the Constitutional Amendment for the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment

2021-09-22T17:02:19-04:00September 22, 2021|

Vote on November 2, 2021 for Ballot Proposal 2 for the Constitutional Amendment for the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment The purpose of Proposal 2 is to protect public health [...]

14 09, 2021

New NYSDEC wide “multi-use” trail in the Catskill Forest Preserve raises serious constitutional issues

2021-09-15T12:55:06-04:00September 14, 2021|

Protect the Adirondacks recently visited the proposed multi-use trail in the Sundown Wild Forest in the Catskill Park and a newly recconstructed adjoining trail in the Vernooy Kill State Forest outside the Park. This trail [...]

7 09, 2021

Majority of school districts across New York State see declining enrollments 2010-2020

2021-09-07T19:32:36-04:00September 7, 2021|

It’s back to school time in the Adirondacks and New York State. One of the things that always happens at this time is reports about school district enrollments year-over-year in a particular area. These stories [...]

29 08, 2021

New model sustainable hiking trail on Mount Van Hoevenberg nears completion

2021-08-29T16:39:48-04:00August 29, 2021|

This new trail is a model for the High Peaks Wilderness Area and the Forest Preserve In the late summer of 2019, Protect the Adirondacks visited the trail construction project on Mount Van Hoevenberg. Click [...]

23 08, 2021

Adirondack Park environmental protection and community vitality priorities for new Governor Kathy Hochul

2021-08-24T09:40:49-04:00August 23, 2021|

Protect the Adirondacks congratulates Kathy Hochul, of the Town of Hamburg in Erie County, on becoming the 57th Governor of the State of New York. She is the first female Governor in New York's history. [...]

19 08, 2021

Save White Lake: Submit Your Public Comment to the Department of Environmental Conservation by September 17, 2021!

2021-08-24T14:22:28-04:00August 19, 2021|

Public Comments Needed Today to Stop the White Lake Granite Quarry The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is taking public comments until September 17th for the new proposed granite quarry in White Lake, in the [...]

17 08, 2021

2020 US Census: More than half of all U.S. Counties lost population 2010 to 2020

2021-08-17T12:11:54-04:00August 17, 2021|

Among Adirondack Park leaders, blaming the Park, the Forest Preserve, environmental protections, and environmental groups, is fashionable. Population trends are often cited, along with things like school district trends, to substantiate this narrative. Hardly ever [...]

14 08, 2021

Sun Community News gets it right in criticism of secret deal making by state agencies and local governments

2021-08-14T19:50:42-04:00August 14, 2021|

Adirondack Park management and policymaking would benefit enormously from openness and transparency In its August 12, 2021 edition the Sun Community News ran the editorial below. The embers of a court case disallowing Class II [...]

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