Governor’s Cabinet Environmental Conservation Larry Hartig Commissioner http://dec.alaska.gov/ Mr. Hartig is an attorney with more than 20 years experience in environmental law, regulations, permits and land use issues. Prior to his appointment in 2007 by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, he was in private practice as an attorney with the Anchorage law firm of Hartig Rhodes Hoge & Lekisch, PC. Joining the firm in 1983, Mr. Hartig worked primarily on environmental, natural resources, and commercial matters. His practice included assisting clients in obtaining environmental and other permits for natural resource development projects, as well as projects involving environmental compliance, and cleanup of contaminated properties. Clients included government, private developers, industry and Native Corporations, among others. He also worked as a landman in the Land/Legal Department of Alyeska Pipeline Service Company between 1972 and 1976. Mr. Hartig has a B.A. from the University of Utah and received his J.D. from Lewis and Clark College . He is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, and a former member of the State Board of Forestry. Boards and Commmissions Appointments Emergency Response Commission, Alaska StateExxon Valdez Oil Spill Settlement Trustees Back to the Governor's Cabinet page.