Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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.


Phil Brown

Phil Brown has been editing the Adirondack Explorer since 1999. When he isn't at his desk, he's usually out hiking, paddling, skiing, or doing something else important. You can follow his adventures and his musings on the Adirondacks in the Explorer and on this blog.

5 Responses

  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. Paul says:

    That evil APA they must be dissolved.

  4. Paul says:

    I say that in jest. I have never seen people who would normally support this agency turn so rapidly.

  5. 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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