About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

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  1. David Gibson says

    Judge Muller has shown on more than one occasion that he listens and weighs legal issues carefully. Rushing forward when all the facts and impacts are not yet explored can be irreparably damaging to the environment. In granting a preliminary injunction in this case, he grants time for additional information to come before his court. Of course, if the APA had ordered an adjudicatory public hearing, this matter need not have come before a NYS court of law, and could have been fully explored before the APA as an administrative matter with all sides able to cross examine each other. APA is at fault for not ordering such a hearing in over a decade. It used to be that APA ordered hearings like this on a regular, annual basis to resolve issues and render careful decisions.

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