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On Eve Of Alec Conference, NRDC To Detail Polluter Front Group's Radical Agenda To Kill EPA, Gut Environmental Protections In State Legislatures

Beyond Capitol Hill, Attacks on Safe Air and Water Fueled by ALEC; Over 100 Groups to Issue Letter Urging State Lawmakers to Reject Pro-Pollution Agenda.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 1, 2014 (www.waternewswire.com) One day before the controversial, climate science-denying American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) kicks off its national conference for state and federal lawmakers, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will detail the full scope of ALEC's new pro-pollution agenda, which includes abolishing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and using state legislatures to undermine clean air and water protections. The phone-based news conference with full Q &A will take place at 12:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

The ALEC conference is part of a major new push to roll back environmental standards in the United States. Though much attention has been focused on planned attacks by the new Congress, NRDC will caution that a significant, parallel drive is also underway in state capitals across the nation. NRDC will discuss the anti-environmental agenda of the ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit, which takes place December 3-5 in Washington, D.C. at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

During the same news event, a group sign-on letter from 111 leading national and grassroots organizations will be made available. The letter urges state lawmakers not to be duped into supporting the extremist ALEC agenda on environmental matters.

News event speakers will include:

  • David Goldston, director, Government Affairs, Natural Resources Defense Council;
  • David Doniger, director, Climate Change Program, Natural Resources Defense Council; and
  • Bill Holland, state policy director, League of Conservation Voters.

TO PARTICIPATE:

Join the live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at 12:30 p.m. EST on December 2, 2014 by dialing 1 (877) 418-4267. Ask for the "ALEC's radical environmental agenda for state lawmakers" news event.

CONTACT:

Alex Frank, (703) 276-3264 or afrank@hastingsgroup.com.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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Published at Water Newswire 2011