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Land swap would give mining company access to Forest Preserve lands

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A mining company based in Essex County wants Adirondack environmental groups to back a proposed land swap that would allow the company to acquire state Forest Preserve lands. NYCO Minerals wants to mine 250 acres in a designated wilderness area in the town of Lewis. But the plan would require an amendment to the "Forever Wild" clause of the state Constitution. As Chris Knight reports, environmentalists are raising questions about the proposal - a stance that has angered some state lawmakers.

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Adirondack Correspondent

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