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New York State Budget 2019-2020


There is a lot to be happy about in the $175.5 billion New York State Budget that passed on Saturday March 30, 2019. The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) was refunded at $300 million, including an increase for the State Land Stewardship Line ($33 million), which pays for hiking trail maintenance READ MORE

ADK Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Budget Proposal to Expand the Bottle Bill and to Ban Plastic Bags across New York State


Albany, NY —  January 14, 2019– Governor Cuomo’s inclusion of a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the Executive Budget is a move that ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) fully supports. “Plastic bags have an unnecessary impact on the environment. Birds, fish, and other aquatic species mistake plastic bag litter READ MORE

View from Albany: Is Acid Rain Coming Back?


Hope for a cooler planet, and a healthier Forest Preserve, has waned with the Trump Administration’s introduction of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule and notice of plans to dramatically weaken the Mercury Rule—the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants. If the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ACE Rule READ MORE

5 Reasons to Tell your New York State Legislators to Protect Forests and Public Lands


This budget season we need you to tell your legislators to protect Forests and New York State Public Lands. Send the letter below to Governor Cuomo, your Assembly member and Senator to ensure that the final NYS Budget provides funding for land acquisition and stewardship of our public lands, protects public READ MORE

Take a Hike (or Paddle) to Stop the Invasion!


Photo by Seth Jones Take a Hike (or Paddle) to Stop the Invasion! Invasive Species Awareness Week—I SAW—is July 10 to 16 ALBANY, NY. – The Adirondack Mountain Club is pleased to be participating in the New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), which kicks off this READ MORE

ADK Applauds New York State Government Leaders


ADK Applauds New York State Government Leaders in Passing Legislation that Protects and Adds Acreage to the New York State Forest Preserve The New York State Assembly and Senate adjourned early on Saturday, June 18, after many days of negotiations that resulted in sound legislation for the Adirondack and Catskill READ MORE

Scientists: Adirondack High Peaks Tract Ecologically Important


Boreas Ponds by Seth Jones FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, April 25, 2016 SCIENTISTS: ADIRONDACK HIGH PEAKS TRACT ECOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT ADVOCATES CALL FOR HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL OF PROTECTION Waters, Forests, Wildlife Habitat are Sensitive, Unusual & Remote As Wilderness Would be Safe from Noise, Pollution, Invasive Species NORTH HUDSON, READ MORE

Advocates Promote Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Expansion With 35,000 New Motor-Free Acres


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 For more information: John F. Sheehan, Adirondack Council, 518-441-1340 (cell); 518-432-1770 (ofc) Neil Woodworth, Adirondack Mountain Club, 518-669-0128 (cell); 518-449-3870 (ofc) David Gibson, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, 518-469-4081   NEWCOMB, N.Y. – Regional, statewide and national conservation organizations and supporters READ MORE

Adirondack Mountain Club Applauds the New York State Decision to Ban Fracking


The Adirondack Mountain Club applauds the decision by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joseph Martens,and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to protect the air, waters, lands, and health of New Yorkers by prohibiting high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) or fracking in New York, READ MORE

Canadian Pacific Rail Line Carries Threat Along the Shores of Lake Champlain to the Port-Of-Albany


Recently, Adirondack Mountain Club's (ADK) Northwoods Chapter alerted ADK's Public Affairs Office in Albany about a significant threat to Lake Champlain. We investigated and found that the Canadian Pacific Rail Line which travels from Canada along the shores of Lake Champlain to the Port-Of-Albany currently ships sweet light Bakken crude READ MORE