Pete Grannis

Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Cuts Hurt NY Environment Department, Officials Say

Budget and staffing cuts were hurting the ability of the Department of Environmental Conservation to do its job well, fired Commissioner Pete Grannis and his successor told an Assembly hearing Thursday.


New York Gov. David Paterson

Activists: Reinstate Top N.Y. Environmental Official

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmentalists are calling on New York’s governor to reinstate the state environmental commissioner, who was fired Thursday after he criticized budget cuts. Pete Grannis says he was booted as commissioner of […]