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Week of 2/11: Climate in State of the Union, fracking testimony, Sanford, NY lawsuit, and more NRDC in the News...


Posted February 15, 2013

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Frances Beinecke appeared on MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” discussing President Obama’s State of the Union address and how he should combat climate change… Frances Beinecke lauded President Obama’s promise to take executive action on climate change in an op-ed for Politico, saying that it is a “leadership moment” for the president… Frances was also quoted in CBS News, Wall Street Journal Washington Wire, The Huffington Post,, and Yahoo! News

Reuters reported on Frances Beinecke’s testimony before the Senate Energy Committee calling for the government to repeal hydraulic fracturing exemptions for oil and gas industry, saying “Now shale gas production is expanding with supersonic speed without having in place even the basic environmental and public health requirements that apply to other industries”…

Kate Sinding spoke with the Associated Press about NRDC’s lawsuit against Sanford, New York, banning discussion of natural gas drilling at town board meetings and thereby violating residents’ right to free speech… The New York Times also covered NRDC’s lawsuit against Sanford and quoted Kate

Sarah Janssen and Mae Wu were featured in a Chicago Tribune article about the health risks of triclosan in anti-bacterial soap. Sarah argued that “Triclosan is what we call a stupid use of a chemical. It doesn’t work, it’s not safe and it is not being regulated.”… Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Danielle Droitsch and Anthony Swift were featured in a Financial Post article for effective advocacy against the Keystone XL pipeline… Jen Sass spoke to PBS News Hour about EPA findings which show 70 million Americans drink traces of chromium, a cancer-causing chemical, every day

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