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Adirondack Council Releases 2006 State of the Park Report

October 5th, 2006 · No Comments · News

The Adirondack Council has just released the 2006 State of the Park Report. “The Adirondack Council is a not-for-profit environmental organization that has been working since 1975 to ensure the ecological integrity and wild character of the Adirondack Park.” Highlights of the report after the jump.

Here’s the rundown according to the Council, thumbs up/thumbs down:

The Governor 6/1

George Pataki was noted for his support of the Environmental Protection Fund and expansion of wilderness areas.

State Legislature 6/2

We got Northway phones, but lost RV Park regulation.

Senate 4/3

Assembly 6/1

No new ATV Trail System! Yeah!!

Courts 4/1

The Adirondack Council loses its case to stop the Frankenpine.

Local Government 9/3

The Council mentions Lewis County twice. Wow!

Adirondack Park Agency 4/6

The APA gets hammered on a variety of issues, they’re all symptomatic.

Department of Environmental Conservation 8/6

DEC is criticized for its poor electronic inventorying of existing snowmobile trails. I’d like to see someone even remotely do this job accurately. The Adirondack Council is also against Firetowers – that’s lame.

Other Agencies 5/1

Alan Heve$i is lauded for taking control of NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Uh, OK.
Attorney General 4/0

Spitzer can do no wrong. The Adirondack Council is not politically affiliated. Yeah right.

Federal Government 7/2

McHugh and Clinton are praised for garnering $upport for the Adirondack-Champlain Community Broadband Network. A study to do a study to do a study to do a study.

Agree or not with their positions, the Council has done a great job in summarizing the many issues we face here in the Adirondack State Park. Read the full report and see what you think.

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