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DEC taps environmentalists for gas panel

Jul 01, 2011 11:24 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced Fri. July 1 the members of the High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Advisory Panel that will be charged with:
• developing recommendations to ensure DEC and other agencies are enabled to properly oversee, monitor and enforce high-volume hydraulic fracturing activities;
• developing recommendations to avoid and mitigate impacts to local governments and communities; and
• evaluating the current fee structure and other revenue streams to fund government oversight and infrastructure related to high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
The initial panel members will include:
• Stan Lundine, former NYS Lt. Governor
• Kathleen McGinty, Former Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Clinton
• Eric A. Goldstein and Kate Sinding, Senior Attorneys, Natural Resources Defense Council
• Robert Hallman, Board Chair, NY League of Conservation Voters
• Robert F. Kennedy Jr., President of the Waterkeeper Alliance
• Robert Moore, Executive Director, Environmental Advocates
• Mark Brownstein, Chief Counsel, Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund
• Heather Briccetti, Acting President & CEO, Business Council of New York State, Inc.
• Robert B. Catell, Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at SUNY Stony Brook
• Mark K. Boling, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Southwestern Energy
• Senator Tom Libous, Deputy Majority Leader
• Assemblymember Donna Lupardo
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