Statement from Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Eric Young, NRDC, 202-289-2373 or 703-217-6814 (cell)

With the loss of Phil Clapp today, the Enviromental community has lost one of its most passionate advocates, strategic political thinkers, and savvy communicators. Through his strong leadership of the National Environmental Trust, now the Pew Environment Group, Phil brought the power of effective communications to our joint commitment to control the climate crisis. We will miss his astute strategic sense as well as his wit and collegiality as we continue to fight the fight that he was so deeply committed to.

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