Air and Water

Air and Water

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Clean water is the greatest ecological and economic resource of the Adirondack Park. Thousands of lakes and streams provide habitat, recreational opportunities and drinking water. Acid rain and air pollution have long damaged the Park’s waters. Climate change threatens native species and the winter economy.

Air and Water

Fighting for clean water and clean air; combating invasive species and climate change. Goals include:

  • Reduce acid rain and mercury impacts by 90 percent.
  • Decrease the regional carbon program cap by 20 percent.Buy and retire 2,500 tons of carbon pollution credits through the Cool Farms/Healthy Park program.
  • Increase funding to combat invasive species to $10 million per year.
  • Distribute strong science that strengthens programs and policies to address ecological threats.