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November 14, 2012

Earthrise Alum Leads Charge Against Pipelines

11/14/12 - Earthrise alum Lori Ann Burd ’09 spoke on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation on two panels at a recent American Bar Association meeting of the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources.

Earthrise alum Lori Ann Burd ’09, Contract Attorney with the National Wildlife Federation, spoke on two panels at a recent American Bar Association meeting of the Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources. One panel, “Keystone XL Pipe Dreams: Game On or Game Over?” addressed the Keystone XL Pipeline while another, “Pipelines in the Crosshairs: Siting, Permitting, Compliance, and Enforcement After the Keystone XL Nonapproval” considered implications for oil and gas pipelines in general. Burd spoke of the dangers of tar sands pipeline spills; the destruction of the boreal forest in Alberta, Canada; and the enormous carbon impact that continuing to develop tar sands oil would have and how this will accelerate climate change.