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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Gale Norton on Friday, April 18th in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Gale Norton joined Shell as General Counsel for Shell’s Unconventional Oil Directorate, which is engaged in technological development and research projects to unlock the potential of oil shale and heavy oil resources, as well as in-situ production of Canadian oil sands.

Prior to serving as General Counsel, Norton was the 48th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2001 until 2006. During her tenure, Norton supported Cooperative Conservation Initiative, a proposal for cost-share grants to empower states and local landowners to engage in conservation projects on public and private lands. Norton oversaw and strongly supported the bipartisan plan to restore the Florida Everglades; reduction of long-standing maintenance backlogs in the National Park Service and the National Wildlife Refuge System, including a proposed record budget increase for the refuge system; support for environmentally sensitive energy production on public lands, including renewable sources such as geothermal, wind, biomass and solar.

From 1991 to 1999, Norton served as Attorney General of Colorado. As a negotiator of the $206 billion national tobacco settlement, Norton represented Colorado and 45 other states as part of the largest lawsuit settlement in history. Prior to her election as Attorney General, Norton served in Washington, D.C., as Associate Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior, overseeing endangered species and public lands legal issues for the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. She also worked as Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and, from 1979 to 1983, as a Senior Attorney for the Mountain States Legal Foundation. Before becoming Interior Secretary, Norton was senior counsel at Brownstein, Hyatt & Farber, P.C.

Norton graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver in 1975 and earned her law degree with honors from the same university in 1978.


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