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Cuomo denies influencing APA decision

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, is denying he had improper influence over the approval of the largest development project ever in the Adirondack Park.

Earlier this year, the Adirondack Park Agency approved plans to redevelop the old Big Tupper Ski Area. But Protect the Adirondacks and the Sierra Club have filed appeals to block the project. As part of their appeal, they're trying to obtain 18 emails exchanged between the governor's office and the APA board to see what influence the governor may have had on the commissioners.

Cuomo says there was none.

"That's just silly," he said.

The lawsuit is expected to delay groundbreaking for at least another year. The project was first proposed in 2004.

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