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WAMC New York News
Fri June 4, 2004
Constitutional Amendment Needed to Acquire Water
By Pat Bradley
Plattsburgh, NY – Drilling wells is a often a cheaper, cleaner and less invasive method of getting municipal water. But in the Adirondack Park there's a problem - drilling could violate the "Forever Wild" clause of the New York State constitution. The Adirondack Council wants state legislators to begin work on a state constitutional amendment that would allow towns in the Adirondacks to tap into underground water sources. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.