How unfortunate for the entire North Country region, that a very small group of extreme preservationists, can create a large negative impact on our future. After 8 years of review, months of public hearings, and a 10 to1 vote by APA Commissioners, the decision to issue the permit for the Adirondack Club and Resort, was thorough and well designed by the Adirondack Park Agency staff. Yet, the Article 78 lawsuit filed by PROTECT the Adirondacks, the Sierra Club, Phyllis Thompson and Bob & Leslie Harrison, has the majority of people in the North Country feeling that there is a more self serving purpose that has nothing to do with the APA permit. The business and individual members of ARISE feel that the suit is a calculated, and mean spirited move to not only prevent the ACR from happening, but for a very small group of extreme preservationists to further a position that is outside of the current rules and regulations of the Park, while fooling the public into believing that the Adirondack Park is in danger so that they will send money to their organization, and help pad their own coffers.
All of this comes at a cost to you, the ………..