I am deeply saddened to read that Senator Grisanti is being mislabeled as a legislator who cares about the environment and conservation of New York State (“Grisanti Receives Praise And Condemnation For Earth Day,” AV Daily, April 23, 2012). While Senator Grisanti is the head of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, he has never convened a public hearing on the topic of fracking, though 18 bills regarding fracking are in his committee—including the ban bill. Fracking is New York’s most paramount and impending environmental issue, and when Senate Democrats asked him to hold a hearing to allow the public to make their voices heard on the 18 bills, Grisanti ignored the request. On Wednesday, April 25, the Senate Democrats held their own public hearing on these bills. Not only did Grisanti not convene the hearing, he also did not attend. So where was he?