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John Bryson's Confirmation as Commerce Secretary is a Win-Win for America
NRDC Co-Founder Will Serve Business and the Environment

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2011)  -- The Senate tonight confirmed John Bryson to be U.S. Commerce Secretary. Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement:

“John Bryson will make a superb Commerce secretary. He will be good for business and the economy, as well as for our environment. The Senate vote was a win-win for America."


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