Save the Pine Bush Court Cases

Save the Pine Bush has been in almost litigation to preserve the Pine Bush since February 6, 1978.

With the advent of PDF documents, it is now possible for Save the Pine Bush to inexpensively give the public access to our lawsuits.

Click the links to download the files. Some are quite large, please be patient.

Decision in Save the Pine Bush’s lawsuit against the City of Albany over the proposed landfill expansion in the Pine Bush. We lost.

Lawsuits filed in 2006, (Appealed in 2008)

Residence Inn Hotel proposed adjacent to the Karner Blue Butterfly Hill

The City appealled our win. Read the papers here:

SPB Appeal – Response
SPB Appeal

Save the Pine Bush Wins Hotel Case!

A Win ! Save the Pine Bush Wins Standing in Case against the City over the Proposed Hotel

Papers Filed in State Supreme Court

Amended Complaint (140 KB)

Order to Show Cause (28 KB)
Verified Petition ( 136 KB)
Affidavit (152 KB)
Memorandum of Law (116 KB)
Affirmation ( 80 KB)
Exhibits (15 MB)

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Flex Space Industrial Buildings Proposed on
Wood Road in Clifton Park

On August 8, 2006, the Town of Clifton Park Planning board approved the DCG proposal to build industrial buildings on a Karner Blue site. Save the Pine Bush sued.

Save the Pine Bush Sues the Town of Clifton Park over Development Approval, printed Oct/Nov, 2006

Environmental Study Requires Restoration of Karner Blue Habitat in Clifton Park, article, printed May/June, 2006

Save the Pine Bush Letter to the Clifton Park Planning Board, April 25, 2006

Office Complex in front of Daughers of Sarah Nursing Home, 170-180 Washington Avenue Extension.

Filed in State Supreme Court. Petition is to nullify the re-zoning of land from residential to commercial Pine Bush by the Albany Common Council because no environmental review was conducted.

Papers filed with the Supreme Court (4.5 MB)