Top Environmental Adviser to Cuomo Resigns - NBC New York

Top Environmental Adviser to Cuomo Resigns



    Top Environmental Adviser to Cuomo Resigns

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top environmental adviser has resigned after a year on the job.

    The governor's office announced Friday that Robert Hallman stepped down on March 1. He was Cuomo's deputy secretary for energy and environment.
    The Times Union, of Albany, reports that Hallman had been a key player in the administration's deliberations over whether to allow a major expansion of natural gas drilling in the state.
    No reason was given for his departure, but the governor's office said it was "amicable.''
    Hallman practiced law and was chairman of the New York League of Conservation Voters before joining the administration.
    The gas industry has been pressing for permission to increase drilling in New York, as it has in neighboring Pennsylvania, but Cuomo has delayed exploration amid opposition from environmentalists.

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