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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz Director of Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council

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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz is NRDC’s director of programs together with Dale Bryk. Susan and Dale coordinate the work of all of NRDC’s programs focusing on achieving NRDC’s core priorities of curbing global warming and creating a clean energy future, reviving the world’s oceans, defending endangered wildlife and wild places, protecting our health by preventing pollution, ensuring safe and sufficient water, and fostering sustainable communities.

Susan joined NRDC in 2000 as director of NRDC’s work in Canada where she initiated our work fighting tar sands expansion and the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. From 2009 – 2014, Susan directed NRDC’s international program, including our climate and energy and wildlands focused work in Latin America, Canada and India as well as our global climate advocacy. 

Prior to joining NRDC, Susan worked in the European Union, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America for the Environmental Law Institute and for IUCN-the World Conservation Union.  She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990 and a BA from the University of Virginia in 1986 in Latin American Studies. 

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