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Old 02-10-2011, 11:03 AM   #30
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I guess what has to be acknowledged is that acquiring and preserving these lands in their natural form is always a losing business venture. And so it's no surprise when a conservation group goes under- they have to compete in a market where other people actually put land into use, for tourism, forestry, or however they want. The same is true of the government, they will either go broke or start selling the land or its resources off for profit. So the State buying up these lands doesn't really solve anything. Private individuals who care about the environment and the Adirondacks should be buying the land themselves. We can't force NYS taxpayers to enter into a losing business venture, and in fact it just takes away more of the power from us.
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