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NRDC in the News 5/30: Strengthening safeguards in energy development, Keystone XL concerns, Growing Green Awards, and more...


Posted May 30, 2012

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Frances Beinecke spoke to Bloomberg BusinessWeek about White House Deputy Assistant for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal’s new responsibility as liaison to the energy industry, while strengthening environmental and public health standards... In the print edition of the New York Times, Damon Nagami discussed natural gas drilling regulations in California. The article also ran in the International Herald TribunePete Altman was quoted in a New Scientist piece about NRDC’s recent report which estimates the number of extreme heat events related to climate change to hit the U.S. this century…

Anthony Swift and Amy Mall were called upon to address claims by an oil and gas executive regarding Keystone XL and fracking in separate interviews with Twin Cities Progressive Radio’s “Jack Rice” show… Anthony explained the safety risks of tar sands and Keystone XL. In a separate segment, Amy outlined the need for federal standards for disclosure of fracking chemicals… highlighted NRDC’s 2012 Growing Green Award winners… also commended NRDC’s Growing Green Award recipients and praised NRDC’s video, which celebrates pioneers of sustainable and fair-food practices… In a scathing editorial, Indiana’s Fort Wayne Journal Gazette quoted Ann Alexander about the state’s failure to address increases in pollution from the shift to tar sands at BP’s Whiting refinery in the recently resolved fight over the facility’s permits.

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