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Adk Council Urges Congress to Approve Anti-Acid Rain Bill

An Adirondack based environmental group is urging Congress to act to curb pollution emissions that lead to acid rain, before this year's session comes to a close. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

McHugh On Clear Skies

Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal rule to implement a crucial part of the clear skies plan - called new source review. New York, Vermont and 10 other states immediately sued to block the action, saying that only Congress can make such deep changes to such a bedrock law. Congressman John McHugh is co-sponsor of two bills that would address acid rain. He told Martha Foley he agrees with the states that it should be up to Congress to re-write the clean air rules, not the Bush administration.  Go to full article
Photo © 2002 Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Michele Buck

Sorting Out Clear Skies

On Earth Day in 2002, President George Bush visited the Adirondacks to talk about acid rain - and introduce the plan he calls "Clear Skies". The President said his "clear skies" plan would revolutionize environmental law - ending acid rain, without crippling industry. Critics say the plan would allow heavy pollution to continue for decades. In this story from last year, Brian Mann sorts out how the "clear skies" plan would work:  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Earthworms

Earthworms, friend to lawn and garden, are actually an invasive species in northern forests which developed in the worm-free evironment of retreating glaciers 10,000 years...  Go to full article

Search Scaled Back

The Department of Environmental Conservation has scaled back its search for a Tupper Lake man missing for over three weeks. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Man Missing for 3 Weeks

Still no word from DEC authorities on the search for Sam LaRochelle. The 44-year-old Tupper Lake man has been missing for three weeks. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Insurance Deal Reopens Snowmobile Trails to Clubs

New York state's 9,000 miles of snowmobile trails won't be shut down like they were last winter, when an insurance crisis kept many snowmobilers home. Governor Pataki and...  Go to full article

Few Smoking Ban Violation Complaints; No Fines Issued

Since the state's new smoking ban took effect this summer, a number of formal complaints of bars and restaurants violating the law have been filed in the North Country. ...  Go to full article

History and Lore of Adirondack Fire Towers

Author Marty Podskoch talks with Todd Moe about the history of fire towers and the people who worked on them in his new book that covers the southern districts of the...  Go to full article

New Tract in Adirondacks' High Peaks is Open

New York Governor George Pataki was in Newcomb Tuesday to announce the opening to the public of 6,000 acres in the Adirondack High Peaks region. The land is part of parcel...  Go to full article

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