Jan 10, 2003 — A key committee of the Adirondack Park Agency has rejected plans to use a chemical herbicide in Lake George. Meeting yesterday, the Agency effectively killed efforts to use SONAR to fight an invasive plant species. As Brian Mann reports, pro-environment groups praised the decision, while local residents reacted with fury. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency has delayed a final vote on the use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George. Many locals hope the chemical "Sonar" will kill an invasive plant species called Eurasian watermilfoil. But Park Agency staff oppose the plan. As Brian Mann reports, the debate has turned ugly, with Lake George residents promising to lobby Governor Pataki.
Tuesday during regional news, we'll take the sonar question out onto the waters of Lake George, revisiting a summer trip to a bay that's infested with Eurasian watermilfoil. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2002 — The political debate is raging over the use of a chemical herbicide to slow the spread of an invasive plant on Lake George. Brian Mann revisits a summer trip on the lake, made with the Lake George Park Commission's Mike White in 2001.
Oct 24, 2001 — Private talks are underway over a plan to use a chemical herbicide in Lake George. The chemical--known as "sonar"--could help in the fight against Eurasian watermilfoil. Critics say it will also kill native plants that are already endangered. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2001 — A state judge says the use of an herbicide in Lake George wouldn't violate a New York law protecting rare and endangered plants. As Brian Mann reports, the ruling may boost efforts to use chemicals to control invasive species. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2001 — The Adirondack Council has filed suit to delay hearings into the proposed use of SONAR, an herbicide, to combat the invasive species watermilfoil in Lake George. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Aug 31, 2001 — A hearing was held last night in Lake George to discuss the use of the chemical SONAR to kill the invasive weed watermilfoil in the lake. Environmentalists say it would hurt water quality, while local government officials favor using the herbicide. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article