Kate Sinding

I am a senior attorney in NRDC’s New York Urban Program. One of the best things about being in the Urban Program is that I get to work on a broad array of matters, some of which you wouldn’t even automatically think of as being “urban.” These days, I spend most of my time fighting to ensure that new fracking isn’t allowed to happen in New York unless and until the risks have been comprehensively and properly considered. We want NY to serve as a model that helps put the pressure on other states, like Pennsylvania, where inadequately regulated fracking is already wreaking havoc on communities and the environment. On the other end of the spectrum, I work to advance policies that require manufacturers to take responsibility for recycling their products, like electronic waste – or packaging – at the end-of-life.

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