With all the budget and staff cuts over at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, is another casualty the press releases from the DEC?
For a long time the DEC kept the pubic informed on our environmental matters daily, which is crucial for the public to understand what our main environmental department is doing and why and what we need concern ourselves with. But, it seems that the press releases are going dim. Only three press releases for January 2011. Quietly, without fanfare admits all else the public is losing in public oversight during the Great Recession is our ability to 'see' what is going on with our environment--especially since so much has been cut from the DEC.