8/16/12 Media Advisory: Green Candidate Hassig Will Participate in White House Energy, Environment and Conservation Roundtable

Green Candidate Hassig Will Participate in White House Energy,
Environment and Conservation Roundtable to Voice Support for
Nationwide Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing, to Express Opposition to
Keystone XL Pipeline and to Show Appreciation for President’s Ongoing
Efforts on Environmental Protection

Thursday, August 16th, 2012, 4:30 PM

White House Conference Call (see invitation below)

President Obama has taken several strong actions for the protection of
the environment and the public health.  He has taken steps to derail
the oil companies’ efforts to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.  He has
motivated the US Environmental Protection Agency to finalize the
non-carcinogenic effects portion of the agency’s dioxin reassessment.
He has allowed the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
to move forward with efforts to establish a national goal of
persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure minimization for
children.  He has motivated the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention to move forward with an effort to establish a new paradigm
for chemical use in the United States, that being the safe use of
chemicals for all people.  This effort has manifested itself in the
National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposure, the
Action Agenda and the National Conversation Network.  Considering all
of his good efforts thus far, there is good reason to hope that he
will be responsive to advocacy for banning the use of high volume
hydraulic fracturing in the United States.

“I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to speak directly
with White House staff about banning hydraulic fracturing and
continuing opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.  These are
extremely critical environmental protection actions.  I am very happy
to see that President Obama looks upon conservation as an important
strategy for attaining the goal of sustainable energy use.  I want to
express my support for the work that the President is doing on POPs
exposure minimization and safe chemical use.”-Donald L. Hassig


Dear Energy, Environment, & Conservation Roundtable Leaders and Participants:

On Thursday, August 16th at 4:30pm, please join Jon Carson, Deputy
Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public
Engagement, Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for
Energy and Climate Change, and Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on
Environmental Quality for a conference call to discuss the
Administration’s accomplishments on energy and environmental issues.
This call will also articulate the importance of a balanced approach
to the budget, and give you an opportunity to ask questions of senior
Administration officials.

Please RSVP here<http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/white-house-conference-call-presidents-budget-priorities>
to join us and learn more.

This call is off-the-record and not for press purposes.

WHAT: White House conference call on energy and environmental issues
and the President’s budget priorities
WHEN: Thursday, August 16th, 4:30 PM
DIAL IN: RSVP here<http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/white-house-conference-call-presidents-budget-priorities>
and we will send the dial-in number via e-mail

Thank you!

Rohan Patel
Associate Director for Public Engagement
White House Council on Environmental Quality
Executive Office of the President

Twitter: @WhiteHouseCEQ

Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
P O Box 340
Colton, NY USA 13625


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