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Two Questions About the Adirondacks

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Next month, voters across New York will decide the fate of two historic land swaps in the Adirondack Park. One would settle a long-standing property dispute in Raquette Lake. The other would allow a mining company to extract a mineral called wollastonite from 200 acres of park land in the Champlain Valley town of Lewis.

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Paul Epifanio from manhattan

I live in Manhattan and have spent many wonderful hours in the Adirondack's
The jobs are temporary but the loss of that "forever"rule is permanent .
We should not negotiate certain things.
Some things really are "priceless"
Paul

Nov. 04 2013 05:21 PM
Nan from Hempstead, NY

The League of Conservation Voters, Adirondack Mountain Club, Adirondack Wild and Protect the Adirondacks all support Proposition #4. This amendment to NY State's constitution would settle a century old title dispute, add to NY State's Forever Wild Forest, and create public land for a popular lake to lake canoe carry between the Marion River (from Raquette Lake) and Lake Utowana (near Blue Mountain Lake).

Nov. 04 2013 12:18 PM

Ms. Seelenfreud,

Can you cite one resource firm that actually has "restored" the land after similar swaps?

After all, we've had 30+ years of not being able to force corporations to pay for Superfund site cleanups. How are we going to enforce the restoration when companies have legal recourse to simply walk away?

Nov. 04 2013 10:32 AM
Adriano Seelenfreund from Manhattan

I voted about a month ago, When I came across this proposal I called the officials at the Town of Lewis to ask about this the person I spoke with was very knowlegble about and went on to tell me that it was a good thing for that town adding that the mining company employs about 1.500 hundred people in that town with no polution treat to the area, she went on to say that once the mining was done the land would be return and restore. I choose to believe that this is what will happen and there for voted yes to the proposal, now all I will do is to keep my eyes and ears on that subject to make sure the company fullfil it's obligations when it comes to the restoration of the land minined by that company, for now I'm just happy to help the people of Lewis to have a job to go to everyday and like to believe that by passing this proposal I be helping them live a better life. I will keep my right to fight against that mining company if they don't do as promessed.

Nov. 04 2013 08:09 AM

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