Danielle Droitsch

Senior Policy Analyst, Canada Project

Danielle Droitsch focuses much of her advocacy on the protection of the globally significant Canadian Boreal forest now threatened by industrial forestry, mining, and tar sands development. Most recently, she helped lead the campaign to defeat the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Before joining NRDC, she served as the U.S. policy director for the Pembina Institute, a Canadian clean energy think tank. She also led watershed-protection efforts in Alberta, Canada, as the founder and director of the advocacy group Water Matters. Droitsch has coauthored a number of publications, including “Going in Reverse: The Tar Sands Threat to Central Canada and New England” and “Watered Down: Overcoming Federal Inaction on the Impact of Oil Sands Development to Water Resources.” She is based in Washington, D.C.