Save the Pine Bush has been in almost litigation to preserve the Pine Bush since February 6, 1978.
The seven cases we have litigated in courts since 1997 can be found on NY Supreme Court’s Web Civ by searching “Save the Pine Bush”.
|Albany Supreme Court||1997|| 7685-97 |
|Disposed||Save The Pine Bush||Lewis B. Oliver||Guilderland||Dennis C. Vacco||GEORGE L. COBB|
|Albany Supreme Court||1999|| 6038-99 |
|Disposed||Save The Pine Bush||Lewis B. Oliver, Jr.||Alb Pine Bush||Loretta Simon, AAG||THOMAS J. MCNAMARA|
|Albany Supreme Court||2001|| 6519-01 |
|Disposed||Save The Pine Bush||Lewis B. Oliver, Jr., Esq.||Albany||Gary F. Stiglmeier, Esq.||JOSEPH C. TERESI|
|Saratoga Supreme Court||2004|| 2004-1526 |
|Disposed||SAVE THE PINE BUSH, INC. AND ENGLEMA||BERGER & DUCHARME, LLP||CLIFTON PARK, TOWN OF, THE PLANNIN||HON FRANK B WILLIAMS|
|Schenectady Supreme Court||2006|| 2006-1995 |
|Disposed||SAVE THE PINE BUSH INC. REZSIN||HENNER, PETER||THE PLANNING BOARD OF THE TOWN OF CLIF||PELAGALLI, PAUL ESQ.||HON BARRY D. KRAMER|
|Albany Supreme Court||2009|| 8897-09 |
|Disposed||Save The Pine Bush||Peter Henner||ENCON||Andrew M. Cuomo||PATRICK J. MCGRATH|
|Albany Supreme Court||2020|| 907491-20 |
|Active||Save The Pine Bush||Pace Envriromental Litigatio||Town Of Guilderland||James Melita||TO BE ANNOUNCED|
In November 2020, Save the Pine Bush filed a lawsuit against the Town of Guilderland, regarding a proposed Crossgates Mall expansion that would include a large residential development on a wooded parcel on Rapp Road and a Costco Big-Box retailer replacing a wooded parcel and residential neighborhood between Rapp Road and Western Avenue. Save The Pine Bush vs. Town Of Guilderland Index No. 907491-20, see also Hart vs. Town Of Guilderland Index No. 906179-20 a separate but related case to Save the Pine Bush’s case.
Decision in Save the Pine Bush’s lawsuit against the City of Albany over the proposed landfill expansion in the Pine Bush. We lost. Save The Pine Bush vs. ENCON Index No. 8897-09
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
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)
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.