Green Watchdog Lauds Confirmation of Martens & Harvey to Head Up NY's Environmental Agencies

ALBANY, NY (03/08/2011)(readMedia)-- The state government watchdog group Environmental Advocates of New York today lauded the State Senate's vote to confirm Joseph Martens as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation and Rose Harvey as Commissioner of the Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Governor Andrew Cuomo tapped Martens and Harvey for the leadership posts early in his tenure.

"New York is facing significant environmental challenges and the decisions we make today will have lasting consequences for the health of our air, land and water," said Robert Moore, Executive Director, Environmental Advocates of New York. "Environmental Advocates of New York commends Governor Cuomo for choosing two proven environmental leaders to take up these challenges and applauds the New York State Senate for moving quickly to confirm Joe Martens and Rose Harvey to head up our state's environmental agencies. We look forward to working with commissioners Martens and Harvey in the weeks and years to come."


Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader. For more information, please visit