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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Chief Program Officer, Washington, D.C.

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

For over 25 years, I have worked with partners from around the world as an environmental advocate. At NRDC, I have moved from working internationally to helping guide all of our work in the United States and around the world. I'm proud to fight beside our many partners around the world and here at home on behalf of people and the environment. Follow me on twitter @CaseyLefkowitz

Recent Posts

The Best Year Yet for Climate Action

Posted December 23, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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The momentum in 2015 will spur even more climate progress in 2016. When the gavel came down closing the Paris climate talks on December 12, representatives from nearly 200 countries erupted into applause in an unprecedented show of unity for...continued

Paris Climate Agreement Explained: How we'll deliver on the promise of ambitious climate action

Posted December 12, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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The global community signed an historic agreement today at the Paris climate talks to tackle the threat of climate change and accelerate the shift to clean energy around the world. This is a momentous breakthrough. Nearly 200 countries have...continued

From India to Paris: Fighting Climate Change Can Also Help Fight Poverty and Injustice

Posted December 10, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Climate change is a global challenge that threatens all of us. But right now, it is hitting some communities harder than others. As leaders huddle in Paris to craft a universal agreement for stronger action on climate change, the...continued

Optimism and Urgency at the Paris Climate Talks

Posted December 9, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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The sense of energy and optimism coursing through the Paris climate talks is extraordinary. Everywhere I go, people are buzzing about new announcements that will result in real progress in the fight against climate change. Whether it's mayors like...continued

US Enters Paris Climate Talks in Position of Strength and Leadership

Posted November 30, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Leaders from over 165 nations have come to the Paris climate talks with new commitments in hand. That includes the United States. President Obama said at the first session of the conference, "America not only recognizes our role in creating...continued

What the Keystone XL Victory Means for the Future of Climate Leadership

Posted November 11, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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The President's rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline ushered in a new model of climate leadership--one that carries great significance as we head into the international climate negotiations in Paris later. Over the past few years, the United...continued

Amid New Attacks, Clean Power Plan Stands on Firm Political and Legal Ground

Posted October 23, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Many states have already started the work to limit carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Power Plan. Limits on power plant carbon pollution will help shield communities from destructive climate change. And businesses know that clean energy...continued

Paris Climate Talks: On Track to Create a New Kind of International Agreement

Posted October 12, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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India announced its national plan for addressing climate change recently. It will reduce its carbon intensity and dramatically expand its growing renewable energy sector. India's solar market grew more than 100-fold in the past four years. Indian leaders released the...continued

The Time for Excuses on Climate Action is Over

Posted September 28, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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As global leaders have gathered at the United Nations over the last few days, climate action has very much been at the forefront. Looking ahead to the December international climate conference, countries are continuing to put their contributions to reduce...continued

A Week That Builds Momentum for Bold Climate Action

Posted September 23, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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We are at a moment of important progress in the fight against climate change. From Pope Francis' speech in Congress to President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders are focused on...continued

This National Energy Strategy Shows Clean Power is Our Future

Posted September 22, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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If there's a national goal we, as Americans, agree on, it's that we all want to make America great. Well, here's a great place to start: With the types of clean energy incentives that leading Democrats in the U.S. Senate...continued

Tackling Climate Change Across Party Lines Works for America

Posted September 1, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Governor Snyder joined other state leaders in taking climate action, announcing that Michigan will develop a plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. This strong commitment from a Republican leader confirms once again that climate action is a...continued

Clean Power Plan Puts Emphasis on Clean Energy, Not on Natural Gas

Posted August 6, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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America is taking historic action against climate change. On Monday, President Obama announced the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from power plants. This breakthrough will help shield future generations from climate chaos and prevent thousands of premature deaths...continued

U.S. Clean Power Plan: Game-Changer for Curbing Climate Change

Posted August 3, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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On August 3, President Obama announced the first national limits on carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Air Act. Laid out in the Clean Power Plan, the new limits are a game-changer that will give a big...continued

Tackling Climate Change Could Be The 21st Century's Greatest Health Opportunity, Medical Journal Report Says

Posted June 22, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Swift action on climate--a fast transition from fossil fuels to clean energy--will save our country (and the world) so much money on healthcare that the transition would easily pay for itself and then some. That's the headline news in a...continued

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