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    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
    Aug 2005

    NYT: Resort development in the Catskills

    this article is about deal between New York State and an upstate entrepreneur to build a resort with two hotels, a golf course and 259 residences within 20 miles of two of New York City’s largest reservoirs. Article

    in the article Eric A. Goldstein, a senior lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, states, “In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have any construction on forested lands that drain into the nation’s largest unfiltered water supply,” he added. “This is not a perfect solution, but it’s a shot of adrenaline for watershed protection and smart growth.”
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Sep 2004
    I think the solution was a good compromise. . .most of the environmental groups e.g.Catskill Center are happy, and the developer will still make a ton of money.

    The only issue I have is that it took 7 years to negotiate/fight out. . .

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