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Week of 2/8: Fracking dangers, Sally Jewell nominated for Interior, RGGI, and more NRDC in the News...


Posted February 11, 2013

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In response to a fracking debate question posed by The New York Times’ teen news magazine “Upfront,” Frances Beinecke  argued that “Reckless oil and gas fracking without sufficient safeguards has no place in our energy future.”… Frances expressed support for Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the Department of the Interior in the Los Angeles TimesFrances was also featured in Politico as a key advisor to President Obama in shaping his climate change agenda. The article noted that "She is the herder of the green groups on climate change"…

Dale Bryk told Reuters that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) member states’ decision to reset the cap in their carbon trading program will send an important signal to other states that have not yet set mandatory limits or price on carbon emissions. Dale was also quoted in Bloomberg and E&E News about the RGGI announcement… Bob Deans appeared on FOX Business News to explain the negatives impact of climate change and melting arctic sea ice on polar bear populations…

Linda Greer explained to NBC News how NRDC teamed up with a China-based green group to pressure Apple to begin exploring new ways to clean up the manufacturing practices in their supply chain… In Chicago Sun-Times, Henry Henderson warned that the record low water levels in Lake Michigan could become a significant “environmental, economic and public health issue”; this article was also picked up in FOX Chicago, FOX Twin Cities, and other outlets… Kate Sinding and Mark Ruffalo went on Your News Network’s “Capital Tonight,” an Albany & Upstate New York local TV show, to discuss about the need to open up the state’s fracking health study to the public…

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