Julian Rauter interviews Commissioner Basil Seggos, leader of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. They talk about integrating community input into land management in the New York Forest Preserve and Commissioner Seggos shares the story of how DEC worked to contain a water contamination crisis in Hoosick Falls, NY. He also explains why he thinks public service is especially rewarding at the state level.
Visit www.dec.ny.gov to learn more about the Commissioner’s work. Also see Diane Galusha’s book Liquid Assets for a thorough history of the New York watershed and this summary of the Hoosick Falls case.
Image courtesy of DEC. Originally published by S&S on March 26, 2019.