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SPB Sues Guilderland Over Amusement Park

SPB Sues Guilderland Over Amusement Park


SPB Sues Guilderland Over Amusement Park
Pine Bush Has No Need for Mini-Golf

Feb./Mar. 95

On December 5, Save the Pine Bush sued the Zoning Board of Appeals of
the Town of Guilderland over its approval of the Karner Dunes
Adventure Park. The second largest colony of Karner Blue butterflies
in the Pine Bush lives on this site. As the butterflies have no use
for batting cages and a mini-indi, and they have a hard time
accessing the court system, SPB went to bat for them.

The suit states that the Zoning Board of Appeals failed to take a
hard look at the significant environmental impacts of the project in
that the Board failed to determine whether the 2000 acre minimum
preserve necessary for survival of the Pine Bush ecology could be
achieved without the entire site. Additionally, the Zoning Board of
Appeals failed to determine whether the developers should be a made
to apply for a taking permit for the Karner Blue butterfly, an
endangered species, as is required by Environmental Conservation
Law.

The Pine Bush is a fun place to be, just as it is. People can enjoy
the Pine Bush without an artificial amusement park.


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