Welcome to the web site of the Sacandaga Protection Committee. Formed in 2009 in response to proposed changes to the 80 year old Sacandaga Lake permit system, the SPC's mission is to protect the environmental, economic and legal interests of the entire lake community. Although the permit system rule changes have been put on hold, the SPC continues to support the interests of the lake community. The SPC is active in several onging issues with potential impact to the lake community.
The National Grid case has been very active over the past six months and we expect this activity to continue through 2014. The attorneys are currently conducting in-depth depositions of many people - experts and other participants. The SPC attorney's actively participate in these depositions. For those who are not familiar with the National Grid case, the following is from our last newsletter and remains relevant:
The issue of exclusive use of the permit area remains our highest priority. We understand that this is extremely important to all permit holders and without exclusive use, property values around the lake would fall dramatically. The SPC successfully convinced HRBRRD to reinstate the "Exclusive Use" terminology on the permit signs and yearly permit renewals. We continue to be engaged in active threats to exclusive use (i.e., Niagara Mohawk lawsuits) and monitor the activities of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and others who would potentially threaten exclusive use.