Court Rejects Challenge To Adirondack Resort

Jul 3, 2014

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A state appeals court has ruled against a challenge to the Adirondack Park Agency's approval of a proposed 6,200-acre, year-round resort and residential development in Tupper Lake.

Preserve Associates proposed more than eight years ago the largest development project ever brought before the Adirondack Park Agency.  

The Appellate division of state Supreme Court ruled against Protect the Adirondacks in its suit challenging Adirondack Park Agency  approval of the Adirondack Club and Resort.  

Protect Executive Director Peter Bauer says the APA did not uphold the law in granting the permits.  “This decision most alarmingly says that the Adirondack Park Agency Act can be applied as the agency commissioners see fit and is not a law to be upheld.”

The court said the environmental group's claims were speculative.

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