Thursday, September 20, 2007

New York State Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Council

New York State has a new commission trying to figure out how to keep the Atlantic, Long Island Sound, the Great Lakes, etcetera, from becoming worse than they are.

The New York State Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Council met yesterday in Albany, which is sort of far from the ocean and the Great Lakes. I have four quick observations:

1. I hope the work the council does is more substantive than the shallow summary given here.

2. George Stafford is overseeing it, which is good news because for decades he's been a serious steward of the state's coastal zone.

3. I hope the responsibilities of overseeing the council do not detract from his oversight of the state's Coastal Zone Program, for a number of reasons but most importantly now because the fate of the Broadwater LNG proposal probably rests in the Coastal Zone Program's hands.

4. Shouldn't a new state council have an informative website? I looked here and here but could find virtually nothing. (Friday 12:50 p.m.: They do! It's here. Thanks, Emmett.)

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Emmett Pepper said...

Hi Tom,

If you haven't already, you should check out this website:

www.nyoglecc.org

12:49 PM  

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