Press Release


Elliott Negin or Liz Heyd (202) 289-6868

NRDC Proposes a Responsible Energy Policy for the 21st Century:
Group’s 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 won’t 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 nation’s 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 administration’s 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 NRDC’s 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, NRDC’s 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.

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