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More downstate rallying against ACR
January 18, 2012 - Jessica Collier
After yesterday's op-ed by Adirondack Wild in the New York Times, there's another rallying cry by environmental groups to get downstate people to oppose the Adirondack Club and Resort.
Bob Glennon and Robert Harrison, both members of the Protect the Adirondacks board, have a commentary running in today's Times Union.
I see it as more strongly worded than the NY Times piece, but maybe it's just better at getting to the point.
They argue that while the controversy over the ACR often paints it as a choice between the environment and economic development, it's actually a case of whether or not to break the law. They go on to argue the many ways they see the proposed project as something that breaks laws.
"The resort project would violate several sections of the APA Act, the Environmental Conservation Law, DEC regulations, and Article 14, Section 1 of the state Constitution — the provision that requires the Adirondack Forest preserve to remain 'forever wild.'"
APA staff have argued that it's up to the commissioners to decide whether this project fits within the scope of the law.
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