Protect files brief in Tupper Lake suit

Protect the Adirondacks has submitted a lengthy reply brief in its lawsuit against the Adirondack Club and Resort in Tupper Lake. Protect is responding to the claims of the Adirondack Park Agency in its answer to the suit.

Among other things, Protect contends the project violates regulations for lands classified as Resource Management, the APA’s strictest zoning category for private property.

Protect also reasserts that the APA staff conducted illegal negotiations with the developers and that the agency approved the project without requiring a wildlife study beforehand.

We haven’t had time to read the brief in its entirety, but those interested can read it themselves by clicking the link below.

Protect reply brief

You can find a news release and links to more documents on Protect’s website.


About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

Reader Interactions


  1. Jim says

    The court is the final test. If no shortcuts were taken or rules trampled, the ARC has nothing to worry about.

    While we in america like to bash the courts, this is exactly what they were designed to do. May the best group win…

  2. Skinny says

    I guess we now know how all the draft permit conditons proposed by the APA got changed at the last minute before the commisioners voted.

  3. Hans says

    Personally, I can’t understand why it’s necessary to take something like this to court.

    Can’t it be solved in a better way? For example by meeting and talking things over?

    Taking things to court should be the last resort (no pun intended…)

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