“New York has to be the state that stands up and says once and for all, ‘We have to do more and we have to do it faster, and let’s pledge the largest amount of any state in the United States of America.'”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Though Cuomo did not specifically talk about these projects on Wednesday, the 318-page State of the State book mentions the Adirondacks 12 times, and statewide proposed programs and legislation could also affect the park.
The governor objected to the legislation’s failure to include a helmet requirement and other safety measures.
While environmentalists worry about the consequences of a weakened Adirondack Park Agency board, critics suggest that Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes it this way. “The governor is perfectly satisfied with the current status quo.”
Many people who follow the agency had expected the 61-year-old attorney to be appointed to the top job earlier this year.