Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
REPORT: Most Fast Food Chains Get Poor Grades for Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef
Most top fast food chains in the United States continue to sell beef produced with routine antibiotic use, earning them poor grades in the fifth annual Chain Reaction scorecard released today by six major consumer, public health and environmental organizations. This is a stark contrast to the...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
EPA Weakens Lead Drinking Water Protections
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today is proposing changes to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), a complex, outdated national standard for controlling lead levels in drinking water and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is holding a telephone-based press conference at noon ET to...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Michigan’s Lead Drinking Water Protections Upheld By Court
The effort to squash Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule, passed to prevent future disasters like Flint’s lead drinking water crisis, was rejected today by the Michigan Court of Claims. The ruling ended all legal claims outlined in the complaint from cities and water utilities aimed to dismantle the...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Court Denies EPA’s Attempt to Dismiss Lawsuit on the Use of Toxic Pesticides
A federal court denied the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to force the agency to include Endangered Species Act considerations in the process to approve new neonicotinoid pesticides, which are controversial...
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Pioneering Study Tallies Huge Hidden Health Costs from Climate Change
Climate change is taking a huge toll on Americans’ health, so much so that it could constitute a public health crisis, a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the University of California, San Francisco, suggests. The study, published in the journal GeoHealth, finds that Americans...
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Monday, August 12, 2019
Trump Administration Exacerbates Extinction Crisis
The United States Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce approved new regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act today. Following is a statement from Rebecca Riley , Legal Director for the Nature Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). “Over the...
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Voters Deserve 2020 Candidates’ Plans to Fix U.S. Water Woes
As Democratic presidential candidates gather in Detroit for this week’s debates, the specter of Michigan’s water woes loom in the background. While debating close to Flint, a city of 100,000 whose residents were exposed to neurotoxic lead through their drinking water system, and near multiple...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Trump’s Dirty Power Plan Will Aggravate the Climate Crisis
The Trump Administration’s plan purporting to deal with climate change, finalized today by the Environmental Protection Agency, is a Trojan Horse that would seriously set back the nation’s fight to avert a planetary disaster. The following is a statement from Rhea Suh, president of the Natural...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Antibiotics Off the Menu Coalition Calls on Wendy’s to End Antibiotic Overuse in Beef Supply
As Wendy’s shareholders gather for their annual meeting, a group of national consumer and public health organizations is urging the company to adopt a policy to end antibiotic overuse in its beef supply chain. The Antibiotics Off the Menu coalition is asking the third-largest burger chain in the...
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Trump Administration Guts Offshore Drilling Safety Standards
The Trump administration today is significantly weakening offshore drilling regulations known as the “well control rule.” In a symbolic gesture reflecting its overly familiar relationship with industry in these efforts, the Department of Interior is expected to make the announcement this afternoon...
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