Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Environmental Conservation
February 14, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Erik Kulleseid
Commissioner, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Richard A. Ball
Commissioner, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

Katie Baildon
Policy Manager, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY)

Mikaela Perry
New York Policy Manager, American Farmland Trust (AFT)

Basil Seggos
Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)

NYSDEC Follow Up

Doreen Harris
President & CEO, NYSERDA

Rory Christian
Chair, New York State Public Service Commission

Houtan Moaveni
Executive Director, New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES)

ORES Follow up

Justin Driscoll
Acting President and CEO, New York Power Authority

Conor Bambrick
Director of Policy, Environmental Advocates NY

Adrienne Esposito
Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCFE)

Richard Schrader
Policy and Legislative Director, National Resource Defense Council (NRDC)

Elizabeth Moran
New York Policy Advocate, Earthjustice

Patrick McClellan
Policy Director, New York League of Conservation Voters (LCV)

Arthur Perryman
Director, NYS Forest rangers Benevolent Association (PBANYS)

Matthew Krug
Director, NYS Environmental Conservation Police Officers Benevolent Association

Sonal Jessel
Director of Policy, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

David P. Ansel
Regional Director of Water Protection, Save the Sound

Jessica Ottney Mahar
New York Division Director of Policy and Strategy, The Nature Conservancy

Erin McGrath
Senior Policy Manager, National Audubon Society

Jeremy Cherson
Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Riverkeeper

Laurie Wheelock
Executive Director and Counsel, Public Utility Law Project of New York (PULP)

Lisa Marshal
Director of Organizing and Advocacy, New Yorkers for Clean Power

Anne Reynolds
Executive Director, Alliance for Clean Energy

Margaret Hartin Reilly, P.E.
NYS Resident, Professional Engineer

John Ciovacco
Board Member, NY Geothermal Energy Organization

Denise Sheehan
Senior Advisor, New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium

Maura McNulty
Capital Region Chair, Climate Reality Project, NYS Chapter

Abigail Sztein
Director, Government Affairs, American Forest & Paper Association

John Bartow
Executive Director, Empire State Forest Products Association (ESFPA)

Judith Enck
President, Beyond Plastics

Lewis Dubuque
Vice President, Northeast Region, National Waste & Recycling Association

Will Cote
Parks Director, Parks & Trails New York (PTNY)

Cathy Pedler
Director of Advocacy, Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK)

Katherine Nadeau
Deputy Director, Catskill Mountainkeeper

Written Testimony
Buffalo-Niagara Partnership

Citizen Action of New York

Clean + Healthy

Climate Reality Project

Diana Strablow

Ducks Unlimited

Empire State Redemption Association

Field & Fork Network

Fingerlakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance (FLLOWPA)

Food & Water Watch

Fossil Free Tompkins

Green Education and Legal Fund (GELF)

Green Ossining

Halco Home Energy

Jewish Climate Action Network NYC

Land Trust Alliance

Long Island Progressive Coalition

Nature Energy

New York Farm Bureau

New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

New York State Association of Cemeteries

New York State Bottlers Association

New York State Energy Coalition (NYSEC)

NY Renews

NY TED EPR Coalition Memo

Open Space Institute (OSI)


Protect The Adirondacks

Reinvent Albany

Scenic Hudson

Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter


Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative (TCCPI)