About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

Reader Interactions


  1. Tom Paine says

    One has to question the accountability by NYS on how this debt will be spent. Since the 1996 Environmental bond act has had no auditing or accountability by the state. Current and future taxpayers of NYS are now placed into 4.2 billion dollars of further debt, for nothing more than pork spending to satisfy Environmental special interest.

  2. Bill Keller says

    “By making the oil and gas companies pay to clean up their climate mess”, then said oil and gas companies pass the expense on to their customers, you and me.

  3. Steve Z says

    While the Bond sounds like a good idea, I, like many others I assume, have little faith the “pot of money” will be used responsibly and for what voters actually approved. As stated in the bond “local communities, land conservation, recreational infrastructure, and job growth”… “local communities” and “job growth” can encompass a wide array of Albany’s progressive pet projects that have virtually zero impact on the environment.

  4. James Jacob says

    Reports today show that an audit by Comptroller DiNapoli show that over $11 BILLION of Covid unemployment relief funds were stolen or fraudulently paid.

    I wonder how much of this bond act money will be misused, stolen, flushed down a rat hole?

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