Peter Bauer’s critique this week about the state’s role in the 2013 NYCO mine amendment stirred up some long-standing resentments.
A search for “NYCO” in the Almanack archive brings up 100 past articles. Here’s a sampling, in case you wanted to read up on the the history of this controversial amendment:
Leading up the vote: Pete Nelson presented his position on a “no” vote: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2013/10/commentary-precedent-profit-vote-nyco-amendment.html
From 2013: Former Explorer editor Phil Brown breaks down the reasons why the amendment passed: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2013/12/nyco-overcame-aversion-proposition-5.html
Also from 2013: Chris Amato looks at the “Facts and Fiction” surrounding the amendment: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2013/12/nyco-amendment-fact-fiction.html
From 2014: Brown reports on the attempts to stop drilling from going forward: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2014/09/state-argues-nyco-foes-thwarting-will-of-voters.html
From 2018: The Explorer reports on the amendment and lack of progress on the mine holding up its part of the deal: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2018/08/nyco-mine-expansion-falters.html