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Adirondack Park Agency approves White Lake Quarry project permit over neighbors objections

Megan Plete Postol
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Posted 1/15/22

The Adirondack Park Agency unanimously approved the White Lake Granite Quarry project permit Friday, with conditions.  The conditions added to the project centered around what times certain mining …

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Adirondack Park Agency approves White Lake Quarry project permit over neighbors objections

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The Adirondack Park Agency unanimously approved the White Lake Granite Quarry project permit Friday, with conditions. 

The conditions added to the project centered around what times certain mining operations could occur. 

The project has had significant opposition from residents of the White Lake area. The Adirondack White Lake Association, a group of landowners, hired an outside expert to review the quarry application. That expert reported the application to be substantially lacking in crucial studies of the impact to adjoining wildlife populations, water quality, and more.

Many groups, including the Adirondack White Lake Association, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, and Protect the Adirondacks have spoken out against the project. 

Friday’s approval comes despite the public criticisms against the project. The White Lake Granite Quarry project was one of the first with significant public outcry that has come before new APA Chair John Ernst. 

A similar application for mining at the same site was rejected by the Adirondack Park Agency in 2000. 

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