Ron Urban, chairman of the New York Council of Trout Unlimited, noted that acid rain “has had a severe impact on all of New York’s watersheds but especially on the cold waters of the Adirondacks, where some of the last populations of native brook trout still survive.
“Trout Unlimited commends (Schneiderman) for establishing the Adirondack Acid Rain Recovery Program to find new and innovative solutions for reclaiming these critically important cold-water resources and aiding the survival of our irreplaceable heritage species,” he said in a statement.
In Elizabethtown, the Adirondack Council commended the new funding source and its resolve to hasten mitigation of damage done by acid rain.
Diane Fish, acting executive director of the council, said they are thrilled Schneiderman is using money won from lawsuits to attack acid rain.
“The newly created program will enable the use of modern science to speed the recovery of our lakes, rivers and wildlife from decades of abuse from Midwest smokestacks,” Fish said in a news release.
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