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Chapter Adirondack lawsuits moving through courts

by Charles C. Morrison

The Atlantic Chapter has two lawsuits in progress in the Adirondack Park. One concerns “Lot 8,” a 200-acre Forest Preserve parcel in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area of the Champlain Valley. Readers may recall that this parcel was the subject of an amendment to Article 14 of the State Constitution, the “forever wild” provision, on the ballot last November as Proposal 5. It allowed a private company, NYCO Minerals, Inc. to expand its existing wollastonite mine into this State land.