EDITORIAL: Troublesome nomination for APA

Betty Little

March 03, 2010

Press Republican -- March 03, 2010 03:25 am

— Since the Adirondack Park Agency was formed in the early 1970s, it has been pounded hard by both environmentalists and, especially, by pro-development advocates. It's very hard to sit between two extremes and make decisions that are not going to alienate significant numbers.

Environmentalists have often argued that the agency hasn't done enough to protect the sublime, pristine, irreplaceable assets of the Adirondack Mountains. Developers and many residents have insisted that the arbitrary, oppressive rulings of the agency have made living and working in the Adirondacks an impossibility for all except the wealthiest.

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