Obama Visits Canada: Economy, Energy and Environment Top the Agenda

    Environmental Defence available for comment and analysis

    TORONTO, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Environmental Defence has experts available to
provide comment and analysis on three key areas that are sure to top the
agenda during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Ottawa on Thursday,
February 19, 2009: economy, energy and environment.

    Our experts can provide context ahead of the President's visit, in
    -   the role of Alberta's tar sands in the new energy economy;
    -   what a successful Canada/U.S. climate pact looks like; and,
    -   emerging opportunities for a green economy on both sides of the

    WHO:   Dr. Rick Smith, Executive Director, Environmental Defence
           Aaron Freeman, Policy Director, Environmental Defence
           Matt Price, Program Manager, Energy and Climate, Environmental

    Environmental Defence is part of the network of U.S. and Canadian groups
calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to stay on course to a clean energy
future. More details available at www.Obama2Canada.org.

    About Environmental Defence (www.environmentaldefence.ca) Environmental
Defence protects the environment and human health. We research solutions. We
educate. We go to court when we have to. All in order to ensure clean air,
clean water and thriving ecosystems nationwide, and to bring a halt to
Canada's contribution to climate change.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232, (647)
280-9521 (cell)

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