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Environmental activists like Richard Brummel suffered a major defeat last week. Photos: Brian Mann
Environmental activists like Richard Brummel suffered a major defeat last week. Photos: Brian Mann

Disarray in Adirondack environmental community, defeat on Tupper resort

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
David Gibson with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve

After turmoil, new Adirondack green group forms

Last month, a group of veteran environmental activists announced that they are forming a new advocacy group called Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.

Leaders of the organization were all let go recently by another newly-formed green group called Protect the Adirondacks.

All this change and turmoil comes at a time when the Adirondack's environmental community has struggled with a steep drop-off in fundraising.

Brian Mann spoke about the future of the Park's green movement with Dave Gibson, one of the founders of Adirondack Wild.  Go to full article

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