Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz is the Director of the NRDC International Program in Washington, D.C.

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 9:06am
Secretary Kerry Is Right. Climate Change Needs to Be Tackled Like a "Weapon of Mass Destruction"
Secretary Kerry got it right when he identified climate change as one of the most urgent issues facing the world in a February 16 speech in Jakarta . Kerry got it right on the science, the urgency, and the opportunity to be found in clean energy solutions.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 3:08pm
As a Driver of Tar Sands Expansion, Keystone XL Fails President Obama's Climate Test
In June President Obama laid out a plan for the U.S. to tackle climate change including a climate test for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A new economic and environmental analysis from NRDC makes it clear that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline fails the President’s climate test. Industry analysts agree that Keystone XL is a critical piece of the puzzle for the tar sands industry to build new extraction projects.
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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 4:50pm
Reviewing the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The More We Learn, the Worse It Looks
The State Department just released its draft environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would take tar sands from Canada to the US Gulf Coast for export.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 1:26pm
Extreme Weather: Preview or Feature, No One Wants to See the Full Climate Change Show
With 2012 being another year of violent storms, wildfires, floods and extreme heat, we can argue whether this is a preview or the main feature, but no one wants to see the full climate change show .
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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:01pm
Black Out, Speak Out: Canadians Protest War on Nature and Democracy
After the fall of the Berlin wall, I worked with environmental groups in Eastern Europe. They were looking at good examples of democracy and free speech from around the world to help build their own democratic societies. Canadian freedom of speech, respect for environmental laws, and ability of the public to participate in decision-making was a shining model. Over the last decade that I have worked with partners in Canada how things have changed.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 1:49pm
Yellowstone River Spill Shows Dangers of Even Riskier Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
Once again this weekend, we saw a clear example of how water and oil don’t mix when an Exxon oil pipeline spewed around 40,000 gallons into the wild Yellowstone River in Montana. The mess is likely a wakeup call for officials in Montana. And is yet another reminder for pipeline regulators around the country that we have a problem.
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