Undue scrutiny oppresses business

The article on Adirondack Park Agency approval of plans for the Adirondack Club and Resort [“Green Light for Resort,” March/April 2012] pointed out a glaring problem for business ventures in the Adirondack Park: business plans must be scrutinized by an unbelievable number of agencies and advocacy groups.

A short list of those groups taken from the article includes the Adirondack Park Agency, Adirondack Council, Adirondack Wild, and Protect the Adirondacks.

How many of these group members have ever put everything they had on the line toward the success of a business venture? How many of these same people have spent their lives finding fault with others’ ideas?

If progress is left to the advocacy groups we can be assured of never failing, because nothing will ever be attempted beyond the boasting and debating of what a necessary group they represent to protect everyone from bad things.

As one activist said, “All I saw was several big egos that don’t speak to one another and look only for shortterm advantages.”

As my grandfather always said, “Make sure you have a proven plan of your own before you label another’s plans not possible.”

John P. Greene, Binghamton

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