Turns out to be Governor Cuomo’s top aide, Lawrence Schwartz. Imagine that. Somebody had to make the connections. Might as well start at the top. The frackers certainly got what they paid for. Another fracking scandal. As reported in more detail here :
As Dwain Wilder recalls, “It was Larry Schwartz who engineered the firing of NYS DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis when Grannis complained about staff cutbacks in a memo to the NYS Divisions of Budget saying, in part, “To achieve 209 layoffs by the end of the year, the DEC will need to make some very tough decisions about which programs to eliminate or greatly curtail. These decisions will have clear and immediate consequences for New Yorkers and for state government.”
Which is just what the frackers wanted. A crippled DEC, where the frackers call the tune . . .
Larry Schwartz. Hatchet Man & Bag Man in Cuomo’s unfolding fracking scandal.