Tupper Lake, NY, Jan 24, 2012 — Last week's decision by the Adirondack Park Agency to allow construction of a massive new resort in Tupper Lake was a major defeat for environmental groups. Developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort won permission to build more than 700 luxury homes and condos, much of it on timberland that borders the High Peaks Wilderness.
Green activists spent much of the last decade opposing the project, insisting that it would set dangerous precedents for future development. But debate over the resort came at a time when once-powerful environmental groups were disintegrating, faltering under financial strain and deeply divided over the movement's agenda.
As Brian Mann reports, last week's vote could signal a balance of power in Park debates as environmentalists scramble to regroup. Go to full article
David Gibson with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve