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Anthony Swift

Anthony Swift Staff Attorney, International Program

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Areas of Focus

Petroleum markets, tar sands, pipeline safety, energy infrastructure, dirty fuels, climate change.


Anthony Swift is an attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), where he works with NRDC’s international program on tar sands development, the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and other energy issues. Anthony has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ on pipeline safety oversight, Keystone XL and tar sands; Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal; the Nebraska Senate on pipeline siting issues; and the National Academy of Sciences on pipeline safety. Prior to joining NRDC, Anthony worked as a policy analyst for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation where he worked on alternative fuels, efficiency standards and the National Environmental Policy Act review process.

He has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Biology and Political Science from Austin College.

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