About Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett is a climate change reporter based in Lake Placid, NY. Originally from North Texas, Chloe has always been drawn to the natural world. In 2022, she graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she focused on environmental reporting and audio production. She grew a deep appreciation for the Adirondack Park while interning for the Explorer in the summer of 2022.

Reader Interactions


  1. Marty says

    By going zero carbon for reasons that effect the local environment is a good thing. All efforts to keep the Adirondacks as natural and pristine as was and is the intention of the park are positive policies. However these local efforts in the spirit of offsetting climate change will only distract and give a false sense of accomplishment
    and actually have harmful consequences to the environment as part of the bigger picture. Why have so many communities blindly embraced this new fad of battery powered vehicles and homes before even knowing the long term effects of mining and disposing of the resources from the manufacturing and waste these batteries will cause. These are not real solutions but just bandaids on a festering wound that will only accomplish aversion to the unpleasant reality of real solutions and a big waste of money if it’s main goal is to help offset climate change.

  2. Bear Marlow says

    Again, the Adirondack Exporer does a great job of reporting Adirondack news! Please keep the news comming. Thanks.

  3. Carlton W. Clough says

    Hopefully you got it wrong. The new Town of Long Lake laws will regulate the proposed lithium battery farm from every angle and make it far more difficult to proceed. Previously there are almost no regulations, which has allowed this unwanted project to exist with no public or governmental oversight.

    Raquette Lake is the wrong place for a lithium battery farm, and the entire project is a terrible mistake. This is not a green project as it does not store energy from fossil free sources such as wind turbines and solar panels. That is what battery farms are for. Instead, it is an environmental disaster waiting to happen. There will be a public hearing about this in Raquette Lake in May. At that time the public will be heard for the first time.

  4. James Blanchard says

    Expensive…….simply not a cost effective solution for what historically are well handled short lived outages. Not environmentally correct at all. Not the right town or the right type of property in a wooded area adjacent to the Village Center for the location. This is Raquette Lake, the largest natural lake in the Park and a tiny community that is a step back in time, not wishing to have what potentially could unnecessarily impact our community and environment more negatively than it should have to risk. How can anyone excuse those that would force this type of ill-advised project on this village and area. The majority of people in Raquette Lake were and are shocked to find out this was so poorly thought out and not made known to the residents with any outreach or solid information, until the news ‘got out’ that a property for this project was already purchased some time ago. No-one even had any essential answers for simple questions that the public and residents have every right to know. Only from the rise of questions, and criticisms, has the company to build/own the chemical bomb, and the power company to now plan to meet in a public forum. I am sure they will pull out all stops to convince of the safety and convenience to all the clueless consumers and amortize the hours of need into the next century to rationalize cost, which was rumored or leaked to be in the 60-80 million dollar range! Ok, we will listen……….but what was/is the rush to do this project! Get ready for what?…….a serious outage cannot be dealt with by a battery farm. How about a generator? Whoops, we are told the State will not allow it, though neighboring Towns have them…….oh they are in NYSEG territory, not National Grid!

  5. Jack Carney says

    Jack Carney, 80. No wonder he didn’t know anything. Actually, I’m Jack Carney and the fault for my being uninformed lies elsewhere. I was the only Long Lake resident at that meeting. All other members of the audience were Raquette Lakers. When I confessed my ignorance, several, pro and con the storage facility, came over and educated me. I learned a lot. I thanked them then for their genorosity, I thank them again, here.
    In closing, I think I’m one of the smartest guys you’ll ever meet. You know, however, that if you told me your name, I’d forget it in 60 seconds. Unless I wrote it down.
    Remember — take down your bird feeders. Stop putting bears in DEC riflesights.

  6. Ted wright says

    And a town board member sold property to the company and doesn’t show up to the meeting? That alone makes me suspicious of the project. Ethical?

  7. Carlton W. Clough says

    When is Adirondack Explorer going to follow up on this subject. I think that talking to residents might be a good suggestion for you. In no way is this a commendable “green” project.

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