Cornell University

Climate Change and Natural Gas: Protecting People and the Planet

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 4:00pm

Milstein Hall, Auditorium
943 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

In his 29 years as head of Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp has overseen the growth of EDF from a small nonprofit with a budget of $3 million to a recognized worldwide leader in the environmental movement. Krupp is widely recognized as a pioneer in harnessing market forces for environmental ends, and for many years he has been an influential national leader on climate and energy.  Krupp is at the forefront of the national policy debate over natural gas “fracking” and its environmental impact.  In 2011 he served on the Department of Energy Commission, established at the President's request, to chart a safe path forward on shale gas. EDF is currently spearheading groundbreaking studies on methane emissions in partnership with universities, scientists, research facilities, and oil and gas companies.  

"Natural gas is not our destination," says Krupp, "but it is a fact of life today — so we have no choice but to fight to protect our land, water, and communities, as well as the earth's climate." 

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The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future presents this lecture as part of their "Outside Voices" speaker series, which is designed to bring prominent voices on the national or international stage to campus to discuss timely sustainability topics.


Event Type



Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Sustainability



Speaker Affiliation

Environmental Defense Fund

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