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For Release — March 25, 2013

The Business Council to host 2013 Annual Spring Environment Conference

ALBANY—Climate change, invasive species and industrial energy efficiency are among the topics which will be discussed during The Business Council of New York State, Inc.'s 2013 Spring Environment Conference on April 18, 2013 at the Hilton Albany, Albany, NY.

This one-day conference provides participants with a mid-year update on important environmental issues by key officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as well as other environmental experts from around the state.

They include Lois New, director of the office of climate change at the DEC, who will discuss changes to the RGGI program and Jennifer Dean, an invasive species biologist at the New York Natural Heritage Program, who will discuss efforts to stem the damaging effects of invasive species.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear the experts who write and implement environmental laws and regulations. Kathy Moser, assistant director at the DEC, will discuss her agency's efforts to preserve New York's natural resources. Eugene J. Leff, deputy commissioner at DEC, will discuss the state's policies on cleanup efforts.

Other sessions will include: Litigation and Compliance in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, an update on the state's water resources and an update on hearings and mediation in New York.

The event attracts environmental professionals from manufacturing, industrial, engineering and legal sectors, among others.

The sponsors of the conference are: Behan Communications, Inc.; Groundwater Sciences Corporation; Harris Beach, PLLC, International Paper; O'Brien & Gere and Young/Somer LLC. Exhibiting at the event will be the New York State Public Service Commission.

For more information, registration or sponsorship opportunities, click here.