NRDC: Environmentalists Postpone Tar Sands Tour Due to Alberta Floods

NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Natural Resources Defense Council and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are postponing a tour of the Canadian tar sands that was planned for the first weekend in July.

Statement from Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, NRDC International Director:
"At a time when the people of Alberta are coping with the devastating impacts of unprecedented floods, it's important that the urgent work of assistance and recovery move ahead without distraction. For that reason, Mr. Kennedy has decided to postpone his visit to the province until later this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Alberta in this difficult time and we look forward to meeting with them soon."

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, Livingston, Montana, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC

SOURCE: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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Press contact: Josh Mogerman, jmogerman@nrdc.org / 312-651-7909

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