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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director of Programs, 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

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

Wind energy jobs on the rise as U.S. states chart a clean path to fight climate change

Posted June 3, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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With summer fast approaching, the the impacts of climate change are hitting home with even greater force. NRDC recently reported that climate change is linked to more pollen and smog, threatening more asthma and allergy attacks across the country. Meanwhile,...continued

First 100 Days of Congress Reveal McConnell's Big Polluter Agenda

Posted April 14, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Wednesday marks the 100th day of Congress. This milestone is traditionally used to assess the new leadership, and by all measures of public health and the environment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is failing miserably. He has used the first...continued

Bridging the Clean Energy Divide

Posted April 8, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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When you live on a fixed income, reducing monthly electricity bills can make a big difference in your daily life. Lower energy costs mean more money for food, health care and other important parts of raising a family. A new...continued

Cutting Climate Changing Pollution at Home - Starting with Our Government Agencies

Posted March 20, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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When it comes to protecting our health and communities, what we need to do as a nation is roll up our sleeves and act to tackle every source of climate changing pollution. That's why President Obama's new executive order to...continued

Energy efficiency and renewables: the cheapest, smartest way for states to cut carbon pollution

Posted March 18, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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States will have a lot of flexibility in crafting plans to cut carbon pollution from power plants. And when it comes to making those cuts, energy efficiency and renewable energy are the best path forward. This is made clear in...continued

From Maine to Virginia, Carbon Pollution Limits Can Help Protect Shellfisheries

Posted February 26, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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A new study published this week in Nature Climate Change outlined another of the very real dangers of burning fossil fuels: ocean acidification. For the first time, we have clear documentation of the damage that ocean acidification can do to...continued

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Veto - Right Decision at the Right Time

Posted February 24, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Today President Obama vetoed a bill that would have approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The president has our heartfelt thanks for showing his leadership and making the right decision to veto this misguided bill. We don't need...continued

EPA Should Strengthen the Clean Power Plan

Posted February 18, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's remarks at a conference in Washington this week prompted speculation that her agency may relax its proposed standards and timetable for states to reduce dangerous carbon pollution from power plants. That would be heading in the...continued

Keystone XL looking more unlikely than ever, despite House vote to approve this dirty energy project

Posted January 9, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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With the House of Representatives passing a bill that would force approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the stage is set for President Obama to veto such a bill and then reject this dirty energy project as...continued

Why it is time to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Posted January 2, 2015 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from under Canada's Boreal forests to the Gulf Coast for export to overseas markets. It is all risk and no reward for America. Yet, Senate...continued

Senate Rejects Bid to Force Approval of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Posted November 18, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Despite strong lobbying by oil-industry allies, the U.S. Senate tonight defeated an effort to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Senate vote reaffirms a commitment to fight climate change. Taking leadership sometimes means saying “no”.  This bill would...continued

US and India Progress on Long-Missed Opportunity: Increasing Clean Energy Access

Posted October 1, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Co-written with Avinash Kar and Meredith Connolly Meeting in Washington, DC this week, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made important commitments for U.S.-India partnership in fighting climate change and accelerating clean energy, echoing discussions at...continued

Neil Young, Willie Nelson and 8,000 in Nebraska Stand Up to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Posted September 27, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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Under a warm September sun, thousands spread out across the cornfield on the Tanderup family farm in Neligh, Nebraska. We sang along with Neil Young and Willie Nelson to honor the beautiful Nebraska farms and ranches, waters and traditional...continued

Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action Clear

Posted September 18, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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  Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising seas to widespread droughts, wildfires, floods and famine,...continued

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