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Week of 10/8: Cancer lobby, winter-blend gasoline, fracking in LA, and more NRDC in the News


Posted October 18, 2012

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Jennifer Sass was quoted in the New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof comparing the lobbying tactics and misinformation campaigns of the chemical industry to the tobacco interests, saying “It’s the same playbook”… In the Associated Press, David Pettit discussed the early release of a winter-blend of gasoline in California and the associated air pollution that could arise if California experiences an October heat wave…

In a Bloomberg article, Damon Nagami criticized an industry-sponsored report finding that fracking was safe for a south Los Angeles neighborhood saying, “[The report is] funded by Plains Exploration. We need additional review by agencies in California with expertise in these issues.”… Bobby Kennedy, Jr. was quoted in a PoliticoPro piece about an NRDC and Riverkeeper report that outlines a path to spur renewable energy growth in New York and shut down Indian Point nuclear plant… 

Anjali Jaiswal co-authored an op-ed in India’s Business Standard to coincide with NRDC’s new India solar report about the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, emphasizing four key areas that need the government’s urgent attention, “These are not insurmountable problems. But they need coordination between the government and the private sector to nurture a budding industry and fully unleash the potential of India’s solar energy market.”… Joel Reynolds was on Southwest Alaska Public Radio KDLG to discuss a letter sent by NRDC and a coalition of conservation groups calling on the Keystone Center to end its work on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska…

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