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Week of 1/4: Lisa Jackson, Shell Oil's Kulluk debacle, wind tax credit, and more NRDC in the News


Posted January 10, 2013

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Frances Beinecke was quoted in the Associated Press, praising the work of exiting EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, saying “There has been no fiercer champion of our health and our environment”… Frances also praised Lisa Jackson in a Politico op-ed, for striving to combat global climate change during her tenure as administrator of the EPA…

Kate Sinding was interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about Promised Land, the new movie starring Matt Damon which examines hydraulic fracturing and its negative impacts on a small town in Pennsylvania… Andrew Wetzler commented on the proposed international ban on trade in polar bear parts in the Washington Post

In a widely-picked up Associated Press piece, Chuck Clusen condemned Royal Dutch Shell and advocated to halt all permitting for Arctic offshore drilling after the company’s Kulluk drilling rig ran aground on Monday… The Wall Street Journal quoted Chuck saying, “Shell is not Arctic ready. The risks are too big to get this wrong.” Though not included here, Chuck was also quoted in Reuters, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Huffington Post, Politico, Houston Chronicle and a variety of other outlets…

Henry Henderson appeared on WBEZ – Chicago Public Media’s “Worldview,” to discuss the major environmental news events in 2012 … In The Hill’s E2 Blog, Nicole Lederer commented on the wind tax credit extension that was included in the fiscal cliff deal, saying that “Given the real benefits we’re seeing from the wind energy industry, this should have been done months ago and this should have been extended beyond just 365 days”…

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