Dr. Gary Crane is the Environmental Manager of SouthWestern Power Group (SWPG) and has worked on generation and transmission projects for close to twenty years at SWPG. Gary has over 40 years of experience overseeing energy projects including biogas, geothermal, coal, oil and gas power plants, both combined and simple cycle.Gary is responsible for environmental permitting activities as defined by local, state, and federal agencies and has extensive experience negotiating and serving as a liaison with regulatory agencies, permitting, compliance and environmental law. He has technical expertise in computer modeling, statistical analysis, technical writing and expert testimony.His previous positions include Vice President of Environmental Engineering for Ogden Energy Group, Inc., Project Manager for Parson Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc., Scientific Consultant and Atmospheric Scientist for Goddard Institute of Space Studies, Environmental Consulting Engineer for United Engineers and Constructors, Inc. and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics for City University of New York. Dr. Crane received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Atmospheric Science from New York University and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from New York University.