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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz Director, International Program

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Susan Casey-Lefkowitz is NRDC’s deputy director of programs and also directs NRDC’s international program while also coordinating NRDC’s international engagement across the organization. She coordinates NRDC’s work in India, China, Latin America, and Canada as well as our efforts to tackle the challenges of climate, energy, governance, health, oceans, and wildlife at the international level. Personally, Susan is an expert in issues of climate and oil, having started NRDC’s initiative to stop dirty fuels and move beyond oil, including the campaign to stop tar sands expansion and tar sands pipeline such as Keystone XL. Susan joined NRDC in 2000 and for most of that time directed NRDC’s work in Canada, including energy, forestry, and wildlife projects. 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.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing and works with partners in India, Latin America, Canada and Europe. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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