Deborah Nardone is the Sierra Club’s Natural Gas Reform Campaign Director. Nardone directs a national campaign aimed at getting the natural gas industry to fully protect our water, air, wildlife, open spaces, and communities.
Based in State College, Pennsylvania, Nardone will oversee the Sierra Club's aggressive campaign to support strong federal and state safeguards against the threats posed by the natural gas industry and hydraulic fracturing. She will also support the local Sierra Club chapters that are working to ensure that the use of natural gas does not come at the expense of our health, our landscapes, our air, or our water.
Nardone comes to the Sierra Club from the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited where she served as a Coldwater Resource Specialist developing conservation plans to protect the headwaters of streams from inappropriate development that would destroy water quality and trout habitat. This work included creating the campaign for Trout Unlimited to address oil and gas development in Pennsylvania. Nardone has also worked on watershed protection for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area.