Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Environmental Conservation

January 25, 2010

The  New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, will hold the second joint budget hearing—focused on the environment—Tuesday, January 26th .
The Legislature’s fiscal committees will be joined by members of both houses Environmental Conservation committees, where the Governor’s proposed budget will be discussed, including modifications necessary to protect New York’s environment and continue our state’s progress as a green energy and markets leader.
When: January 26, 2010 @ 10 A.M.
Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building
Expected to Testify:
                   NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Commissioner Alexander “Pete” Grannis
                        NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, Commissioner Carol Ash
                        NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, Commissioner Patrick Hooker
                        NYSERDA, Francis J. Murray Jr., President & CEO
Audubon New York, Sean Mahar, Director of Government Relations
Nature Conservancy, Paul Hartman, Director of Government Relations
                        Adirondack Council, Scott Lorey, Legislative Director
                        NYS Public Employee Federation, Wayne Bayer, Executive Board Representative
                        Adirondack Mountain Club, Neil Woodworth, Executive Director
                        Parks and Trails New York, Shawn McConnell, Director
                        American Farmland Trust, David Haight, NYS Director
                        Scenic Hudson, Andy Bicking, Director of Public Policy
                        NYPIRG, Laura Haight, Senior Environmental Associate
                        Land Trust Alliance, Ethan Winter, New York Manager
                        Wildlife Conservation Society, Janet Torres, Director of Government Affairs & Joshua Rivera, Director of Government Relations, Botanical Gardens
Friends of Hudson River Park, Matthew Washington, Deputy Director
                        Hamilton Co. Board of Supervisors & Warren Co. Board of Supervisors, William Farber,
Chairman of Hamilton Co. Board
                        Local Government Review Board, Frederick Monroe, Chairman
                        Environmental Advocates, Alison Jenkins, Fiscal Policy Program Director
Citizens Campaign for the Environment, William Cooke, Director of Government Relations
Hearing will be streamed live online at
** For a full calendar of joint budget hearings visit: