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Seggos, new DEC chief, faces many issues

Oct 08, 2015 12:03 am
Scott Waldman at Politico New York reports that when Basil Seggos, the former attorney for the Riverkeeper environmental group, takes over as the the head the New York's Department of Environmental Conservation takes over he faces a slew of divisive issues that need attention. There are at least four natural gas or oil pipelines worth billions of dollars pending before the DEC, plus a proposed gas storage project for the Finger Lakes, a proposed crude oil boiler facility for oil trains in Albany, permit renewal for the Indian Point nuclear plant, and controversy over the use of fracking products from neighboring Pennslyvania. At Riverkeeper Seggos was an investigator, in charge of "monitoring compliance with clean water laws and bringing legal cases when government wouldn’t act." Read the full story in Politico New York.