Statement of Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp On Frances Beinecke’s Announcement That She Will Retire From NRDC

November 14, 2013
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“Frances Beinecke is one of the clearest thinking, clearest talking leaders ever to emerge from the environmental community. Her passionate and reasoned voice, her listening skills and her persuasive abilities have contributed mightily to many of the most important environmental successes of our era. During her tenure at NRDC, she has shown again and again a path above narrow organizational interest and toward broad cooperation. I am sure her work for the cause will continue.”

Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defense Fund

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