Lawsuit Challenging NY Floatplane Ban is Dropped

Nov 29, 2012

The former town supervisor who sued New York over a ban on floatplanes from certain wilderness lakes in the Adirondacks says he's dropping the lawsuit.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that former Warrensburg Town Supervisor Maynard Baker says he can't afford to continue the suit he launched in 2010.

The federal lawsuit sought to reopen nearly 40 Adirondack lakes and ponds, arguing that a state ban violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The state had argued the plaintiffs, Baker and five other people, did not have standing to sue and the suit didn't specify which waters they wanted to open.

The suit followed a floatplane ban on Low's Lake near Tupper Lake.

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