Nov 01, 2006 — An environmental group's questionnaire has prompted the first real insight into Eliot Spitzer's plans for the Adirondack Park. Spitzer is the breakaway frontrunner in the governor's race. He responded this week to questions submitted by the Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks. In his answers, Spitzer rejects the idea of privatizing state-run ski centers in North Creek and Wilmington. Spitzer calls for tighter controls on water quality in the park, writing, "I support restricting development along shorelines to ensure that leaking septic systems do not contaminate surface water." Spitzer also says he'll explore the idea of creating a single Empire State Development Zone for the Park and says he'll organize an advisory group to shape state transportation projects inside the blue line. Peter Bauer heads the Residents Committee, which gathered the list of questions from locals living across the park. He spoke with Brian Mann.