Elliott Negin or Liz Heyd (202) 289-6868
NRDC Proposes a Responsible Energy Policy for the 21st Century:
Groups experts will show that America can meet its energy needs, save consumers billions of dollars annually, and protect the environment
Drilling in the Arctic Refuge wont bring energy independence,
But there are steps America can take as part of long-range plan
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) will unveil an innovative new plan for U.S. energy policy that will meet the nations needs and save consumers billions of dollars annually without destroying pristine wilderness areas or rolling back environmental safeguards.
Among other things, NRDC experts will explain why the Bush administrations proposal to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge makes no sense from an economic, energy or environmental perspective; and how we can solve the current California electricity crisis without undermining state or federal air quality standards.
WHAT: Announcement of NRDCs Energy Policy for the 21st Century
DATE: Tuesday, February 6
TIME: 10 a.m.
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW (corner of F St.), Washington, DC
WHO: The press conference will feature Gregory Wetstone, NRDCs program director; Dr. Daniel Lashof, an NRDC senior scientist who specializes in energy issues; Charles Clusen, an NRDC senior policy analyst who specializes in public land issues; and other NRDC experts.