Burn ban challenged in Adirondack uproar

Jun 27, 2008 Full story: www.pressrepublican.com

The proposed statewide burn ban got doused with furor here. Outrage came mostly from those who don't equate burning household trash with safely burning forest debris.

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Non est mea culpa

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#1 Jul 1, 2008
Just another example of the state limiting the power of local governments to determine their own course of action. They oughta be ashamed of themselves!
and justice for all

United States

#2 Jul 1, 2008
Yes, you hit the nail right on the head. Are our local elected officials not smart enough to obtain conditions from the DEC and then decide whether a burn ban should go into effect. Of course they are!
If they are not, then perhaps we need new local elected officials.
Youre all paranoid

Rochester, NY

#3 Jul 18, 2012
and justice for all wrote:
Yes, you hit the nail right on the head. Are our local elected officials not smart enough to obtain conditions from the DEC and then decide whether a burn ban should go into effect. Of course they are!
If they are not, then perhaps we need new local elected officials.
The governor doing this wasn't a bad idea. Local officials would have the same idea. All of this "big government" bullshit is ridiculous. Seriously. Stop.

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