Susan Casey-Lefkowitz
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Director International Program, Washington, D.C.

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Ontario's a Climate Change Leader

(6) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 4:31 PM

With coal often as the elephant in the room at the international climate talks, the Canadian province of Ontario has a good news story that shows important leadership in tackling climate change. Ontario is about to become the first jurisdiction in North America to move to zero coal.

The...

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Post-Typhoon Haiyan, Climate Action Is More Important Than Ever

(2) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 8:23 AM

This year's U.N. climate conference in Warsaw was expected to be a quiet international gathering. The horrific, still-unfolding tragedy wrought by Typhoon Haiyan half a world away has changed that. 

Spurred by a heartfelt opening-day appeal by the delegate from the Philippines, the conference has joined Tacloban on the global center...

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The Quebec Rail Tragedy Is No Time to Debate Pipelines

(73) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 12:12 PM

In a tragic weekend rail accident, tanker cars carrying crude oil broke loose and raced into the small town of Lac-Mégantic, near the border Quebec shares with Maine, where they derailed and several exploded, killing at least 15 people with many others still missing.

Our hearts go out to...

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Multinationals Heads Stuck in the Tar Sands

(40) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 7:16 AM

Rather than preparing to listen respectfully to community members in British Columbia, the Canadian federal government is acting as a spokesperson for Big Oil, accusing opponents of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline of being "radicals" and "foreigners." When it comes to tar sands pipelines, multinational oil companies are hijacking a...

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