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DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. NCPR file photo
DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. NCPR file photo

60,000 acre Adirondack land deal "still a priority" for Cuomo administration

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New York's top environment official says the Cuomo administration plans to move forward with a big expansion of the forest preserve in the Adirondacks.

The "Finch Pruyn" timberlands deal, involving roughly 60,000 acres, has faced growing opposition from local government leaders. Just last week, legislators in Franklin County passed a resolution opposing the project.

But DEC commissioner Joe Martens says he expects the deal to go forward over the next five years. He spoke yesterday with Brian Mann during a visit to Newcomb.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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