“I applaud Governor Paterson for appointing someone outside of the City to serve as our United States Senator. Congresswoman Gillibrand has the reputation of a reformer and is personally familiar with suburban and rural issues – something lacking in our other Statewide elected officials.
“My hope is that as a United States Senator, she will be in a position to force the EPA to be more sensitive to the needs of the watershed. She presently represents a large portion of the watershed in Delaware and Greene Counties. I also hope she will work to support rural healthcare initiatives and shovel ready development.”