WASHINGTON - The following is a statement by Bob Deans, director of strategic engagement at the Natural Resources Defense Council, in response to a letter today from House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop concerning NRDC’s advocacy work in China:
“NRDC seeks environmental solutions that are grounded in sound science, U.S. law and the public interest. We work on behalf of every American to protect our people against dangerous pollution and leave our children a livable world. Those are American values, American goals, and advancing them is manifestly in our national interest, as we have consistently demonstrated for nearly 50 years.
“As the most populous country on Earth, China has much to do with the kind of world the next generation will inherit, in our country and around the world. We’re proud of our work, in China and elsewhere, helping to create a more sustainable future for everyone, and we look forward to discussing that work with Chairman Bishop and the committee.”
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