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APA approval process is seriously deficient

November 29, 2011
By Stewart McCullouch , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

I was shocked at the total lack of a process exhibited by the state Adirondack Park Agency regarding what a project such as the Adirondack Club and Resort must undergo to obtain a permit to develop private land owned within the Adirondack Park. I have no issues with environmentalists who want to protect all private, private preserves and state-owned lands, but there needs to be a process by the APA to take these factors into clear development guidelines that a developer can design to, have reviewed and receive the necessary permits to proceed. Seven years and still no permit seems so unreasonable that it defies anyone's sense of reasonableness or fairness.



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