Adirondack Land Swap

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In the latest twist in a long-running legal battle, environmental groups challenging a mining company’s test drilling on Adirondack lands have decided not to appeal a court ruling that went against them.

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A constitutional amendment approved by voters in November 2013 allows the NYCO Mining company to obtain 200 acres of Adirondack Forest Preserve land next to its mine in exchange for 1,500 acres.  Groups that had challenged test drilling on the land have decided not to appeal a judge’s ruling in favor of the mining company.

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A mine project in the Adirondacks can go forward. That’s the word from the New York State Supreme Court this week.

Protect the Adirondacks

A New York state judge has issued a temporary restraining order forcing NYCO Mineral Company to delay test drilling on Adirondack Forest Preserve land. 
Carl Heilman II

There is both praise and disappointment in the Adirondacks over the passage of New York ballot proposals four and five on election day.  While the approval of Prop 4 is widely praised, the NYCO land swap remains controversial.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two of the six amendments on Tuesday’s ballot deal with land swaps in New York’s Adirondack Park. One of the proposals has split environmental groups.

The New York state Legislature has given final approval for two Adirondack land swaps.  But because they affect land within the forest preserve, voters across the state must now approve constitutional amendments.