Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — October 14, 2011

Business Council to host 2011 Annual Industry - Environment Conference

ALBANY— A discussion to address regulatory roadblocks, and an extended general session on shale gas development, focusing upon real and practical information about developments with Marcellus Shale will take center stage at The Business Council of New York State, Inc.'s 2011 Annual Industry-Environment Conference October 26 - 28, at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs.

The conference will feature Nicolas Loris of The Heritage Foundation, in Washington D.C. and Pradeep Haldar of the University of Albany, who will discuss solar energy development and incentives. Participants will hear remarks from Joseph Martens, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Francis Murray, President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Engineers attending the conference may earn up to six New York State Education Department continuing education professional engineering credits. One and a half credits are awarded for each 90-minute session. A certificate is sent at the completion of the conference.

The conference will provide timely information on ever changing state environmental programs, and updates from industry experts on innovations in clean technology, energy conservation and best practices. Seminars will focus on a range of topics from proposed Article X regulations including environmental justice and CO2 requirement, water withdrawal legislation, to the importance of good public relations in project development and energy efficiency investments.

The Premiere Sponsor for the event is Phillips Lytle LLP. Other sponsors include: Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers, ERM, Groundwater Sciences Corporation, Haley & Aldrich of New York, Harris Beach, PLLC, International Paper, O'Brien & Gere, Page Trucking, and Waste Management. Exhibitors include: ANGA and U.S. Energy Services, Inc.

Held for over 34 years, the Industry-Environment Conference is the foremost event of its kind in New York State.The conference brings together experts from both the private and public sectors to interact and share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York State. It also includes a wide array of opportunities to increase corporate exposure through sponsorships.

For additional information about registration and sponsorships visit our conference web site.