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February 1, 2007

"Interviews at

Natural Resources
Defense Council"

Santa Monica, CA


Topic: INTERVIEW - MELISSA LIN PERRELLA - SENIOR PROJECT ATTORNEY

Questions:
Part 1A. What is the "air quality program" at the NRDC and what do you do in the program? What "green" programs have been implemented at the ports of southern California? What is the discovery process in identifying environmental transgressions such as those that have happened at the ports?
Part 1B.
How did you get involved in environmental law? Have the companies working in the ports and the Port Authority changed their way of doing business from a regulatory compliance mode to a more proactive and sustainable perspective? What is the "San Pedro Bay Joint Action Plan"?

Persons
: Melissa Lin Perrella, Senior Project Attorney, NRDC, Interviewed at Santa Monica, CA
Link: www.nrdc.org

Date & Length: February 1, 2007; Part 1A - 270 secs, Part 1B - 231 secs
Keywords: air quality, ports, Port Authority, San Pedro Bay Action Plan
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Melissa Lin Perrella
Senior Project
Attorney


Topic: INTERVIEW - DANIEL HINERFELD - DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Questions:
Part 2A. What is the history of the Natural Resources Defense Council? What is the organization doing today? Why has the organization opened an office in Chicago? How does the NRDC membership participate in the organization? Do you see a change on the corporate side of the equation where, in the past, the emphasis was on regulatory compliance and now with sustainability becoming more important as a business operating concept, they see the environmental side as intregal part of their business not an external cost?
Part 2B.
How does the new sustainablility policy of Walmart to change its supply chain and packaging requirements affect environmental problems? What is the environmental assessment in China? How does the NRDC pursue its strategy of environmental litigation there and how does it carry out its mission? Do you see American companies coming to the NRDC for advice rather than being on opposite sides of a litigation atmosphere?

Persons
: Daniel Hinerfeld, Director of Communications for southern California, NRDC, Interviewed at Tucson, AZ
Link: www.nrdc.org

Date & Length: April 14, 2007; Part 2A - 240 secs, Part 2B - 263 secs
Keywords: Natural Resources Defense Council, history, mission
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Daniel Hinerfeld
Director of Comm.
for S. California


Topic: INTERVIEW - EVELYNE MICHAUT - CLIMATE SOLUTIONS AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES SPECIALISTT

Questions:
Part 3A. What do you do for the NRDC regarding green buildings?
Part 3B. How do you promote green buildings? What are the NRDC's local goals for green buildings? What has been the community response to the NRDC initiative?
Part 3C.
How did you develop a personal interest in green buildings? What are the green building features of this NRDC office building? Does the building incorporate solar energy? What do the people who work in the building say about it?


Persons
: Evelyne Michaut, Climate Solutions and Sustainable Cities Specialist, NRDC, Interviewed at Santa Monica, CA
Link: www.nrdc.org

Date & Length: February 1, 2007; Part 3A - 233 secs, Part 3B - 207 secs, Part 3C - 301 secs
Keywords: Green buildings, solar energy
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Evelyne Michaut
Climate Solutions and Sustainable Cities Specialist


Topic: ANJALI JAISWAL - PROJECT ATTORNEY

Questions:
Part 4A. What does the NRDC do regarding environmental problems and litigation? How important is storm water runoff as a pollution problem? Why did the building industry challenge requirements that were designed to control this runoff? What does it mean to "stop pollution at the source"? Have you approached the financial industry regarding their financing of projects that improve sustainability practices?
Part 4B.
Are you getting cooperation from builders regarding runoff pollution? Are there other water issues that you are working on, especially regarding "waivers"? How did you develop a personal interest in water issues?
Part 4 C. Tour of the NRDC building.

Persons: Anjali Jaiswal, Project Attorney, NRDC, Interviewed at Santa Monica, CA
Link: www.nrdc.org

Date & Length: February 1, 2007; Part 4A - 343 secs, Part 4B - 341 secs, Part 4C - 109 secs
Keywords: Environmental problems, litigation, storm water runoff, building industry, "stop pollution at the source", waivers
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Anjali Jaiswal
Project Attorney
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