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I interviewed the Adirondack Council’s Brian Houseal a short time ago. He said that his sudden departure was a personal decision, one that he made on his own initiative. We’ll have more on this tomorrow during the 8...
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Oct 23, 2007 — Late last night two key state Senate committees voted to confirm Curt Stiles as the new chair of the Adirondack Park Agency. Stiles lives on Upper Saranac Lake and sits on the Adirondack Council board. The Governor also appointed environmental attorney and professor Dick Booth from Ithaca and he reappointed Lake Pleasant town supervisor Frank Mezzano. As Brian Mann reports, the appointments drew mixed reviews from green groups and from local government leaders. Go to full article
Aug 13, 2007 — A Philadelphia-based developer has proposed negotiating directly with at least one pro-environment group in an effort to win approval for a second-home and ski resort in Tupper Lake. As Brian Mann reports, Michael Foxman has also suggested that he may make major concessions on his plan to build Great Camp-style estates. Go to full article
Oct 06, 2006 — The Adirondack Council and a group of local residents are suing Lewis County's legislature, hoping to block ATV access to county-owned public forest land. Four-wheel riding is a popular sport in the western Adirondacks, but environmental groups say the vehicles destroy trails and plant life. Brian Mann has more. Go to full article
May 05, 2006 — ATV riders suffered another setback this week in the Adirondacks. A state supreme court judge ruled Tuesday that the Warren County town of Horicon can't allow 4-wheeler traffic on roads that pass through the forest preserve. The town had been sued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2006 — In the latest issue of the Adirondack Explorer, editor Phil Brown profiles the "big four" environmental groups that operate inside the Park. Brown compares the history and the agendas of the Adirondack Council, the Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks, the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, and the Adirondack Mountain Club. Brown spoke with Brian Mann about the ways that green groups collaborate on environmental issues and the feuds that sometime make cooperation difficult. Go to full article
Nov 10, 2005 — Hundreds of New Yorkers and Vermonters turned out last night for a public hearing in Ticonderoga. They came to debate International Paper's plan to use recycled car tires as fuel at the company's mill in Ticonderoga. IP hopes to conduct a 2-week test burn to determine whether the cheaper fuel adds significant amounts of pollution to the air and water. The plan would save the company millions of dollars a year. But critics on the Vermont side of the lake say the proposed test is flawed and won't provide needed information. As Brian Mann reports, one of the protestors at last night's hearing was Vermont Governor Jim Douglas. Go to full article
Nov 08, 2005 — The Adirondack Council has hired a new conservation director who once worked for a controversial environmental group called Earth First. John Davis, who lives near Westport, will be one of the most visible members of the Council. In the 1980s, he edited the Earth First! Journal. At the time, the group faced criticism even within the environmental movement for encouraging acts of industrial sabotage against the timber industry. In 1991, Davis published an anthology called the Earth First! Reader: Ten Years of Radical Environmentalism. He later helped to launch another magazine called Wild Earth and helped to found a less confrontational environmental group called The Wildlands Project. Davis spoke with Brian Mann about his career and his goals with the Adirondack Council. Go to full article
Mar 10, 2005 — The Bush Administration suffered a major defeat yesterday in the Senate. The Clear Skies initiative failed to pass a key committee vote, thanks in part to opposition from Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clear Skies had been hailed by the power industry and by some pro-environment groups as a way to replace outdated pollution control laws. Opponents described the plan as a gift to coal-fired power plants in the Midwest that are blamed for much of the acid rain and Mercury pollution that hits the north country. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2004 — One of the region's biggest timber companies is selling a 4,900 acre parcel of land in the town of Newcomb. According to a report published yesterday in the Glens Falls Post-Star, Finch Pruyn has agreed to sell the property for nearly $6 million. As Brian Mann reports, environmental groups say the deal could signal a new wave of housing development in the Adirondack Park. Go to full article
Aug 03, 2004 — The Bush administration's top environment official will travel to the Adirondacks next week. Michael Leavitt will attend a water quality conference at Paul Smiths college. The visit comes less than two weeks after six northeastern states - including New York - sued the EPA over new water quality rules. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article