Testimony from February 4, 2013 Budget Hearing – Environmental Conservation

February 05, 2013

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – Joe Martens, Commissioner New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation – Rose Harvey, Commissioner New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets – James Bays, 1st Deputy Commissioner NYSERDA – Francis J. Murray, Jr., President & CEO NY Farm Bureau – Julie Suarez, Director, Public Policy American Farmland Trust – David Haight, NYS Director NYS Fish & Wildlife Management Board – Lance Robson, Chair NYS Conservation Fun Advisory Board – Jason Kemper, Chair NYS Conservation Council – Chuck Parker, President NY Association of Conservation Districts – Judy Littrell, Executive Director NYS Bottle & Can Redemption Association – Shelia Rivers, Chairperson Police Benevolent Association of New York State – Bernard Rivers, Vice President CCO; Drew Cavanaugh, Secretary Alliance for NYS Parks – Erik Kulleseid, Director Parks and Trails NY – Laura DiBetta, Parks Program Director Audubon New York – Sean Mahar, Director, Government Relations Adirondack Council – Scott Lorey, Director, Government Relations Adirondack Mountain Club – Joelle Foskett, Public Lands Advocate The Nature Conservancy – Stuart Gruskin, Chief Conservation Officer Environmental Advocates of NY – David VanLuven, Policy Director League of Conservation Voters – Richard Gotla, Legislative Director Citizens Campaign for Environment – William Cooke, Director of Government Relations NYPIRG – Laura Haight, Senior Environmental Associate New York Botanical Garden – Aaron Bouska, Assistant Vice President for Government & Community Relations