Proposition 5: Adirondack Land Swap

October 02, 2013 at 3:16 pm


New York NOW‘s Matt Ryan takes a look at one of the constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

Proposition 5 involves a land swap in Essex County where New York State would give NYCO Minerals the right to mine an additional 200 acres of the State Forest Preserve and in return the company would give the state 1,500 acres and the additional 200 once they’ve finished mining. NYCO produces eight percent of the world’s supply of wollastonite, a mineral used in plastics, paint and as a substitute for asbestos.   Most, but not all, environmental groups approve of the swap.

Read more on the New York NOW website.