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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Monday, September 18, 2017
Trump Administration Aims to Carve Up National Monuments for Private Profit
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke advised President Trump to shrink the boundaries of at least four national monuments, according to a leaked memo he submitted upon concluding an agency review. Zinke also proposed subjecting several of the country’s most treasured public lands and waters to drilling,...
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
New Report on Threatened National Monuments Highlights Wide Public Support, Economic Benefits
A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council highlights the tremendous economic and environmental benefits of some two dozen American parklands and waters. There is robust public support for protecting these national monuments. In the coming weeks, however, the Trump administration could...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
NRDC: Flint’s Lead Pipes Will Be Replaced Under Settlement in Federal Safe Drinking Water Case
Residents of Flint, Michigan will finally get their lead pipes replaced as the result of a settlement agreement approved by a federal judge today. The settlement will require the State of Michigan and City of Flint to replace Flint’s lead pipes within three years , and will be enforceable by the...
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
NRDC Sues Trump Administration for Suspending Protections for Endangered Bumble Bee
The Natural Resources Defense Council today sued the Trump Administration for illegally suspending the rule to put the rusty patched bumble bee on the endangered species list. The rusty patched bumble bee has lost approximately 90 percent of its range in the past 20 years. It is the first bumble...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
NRDC: Tillerson Nomination Hands U.S. Global Policy to Big Oil
President-elect Donald Trump announced today ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his pick to become Secretary of State. Natural Resources Defense Council President Rhea Suh made the following statement. "Handing over U.S. global policy to Big Oil is an epic mistake. This industry has been near the...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Groups Ask Federal Court to Take Emergency Action, As Many Flint Residents Remain Without Safe Drinking Water
More than two years into the Flint water crisis, a federal judge will hear arguments today on the need for emergency action on behalf of many Flint residents who remain unable to obtain safe drinking water for their daily needs due to transportation or other access issues. Seeking to secure...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Senate Finally Authorizes Aid for Flint, While House Ignores Americans in Need
The Senate passed a bill containing long-awaited federal aid for Flint, MI more than two years after the emergence of the beleaguered city’s water crisis. Action in the House of Representatives does not appear imminent. NRDC is in federal court this week with Flint residents and the ACLU of...
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Friday, September 02, 2016
NRDC: Triclosan's Ban by FDA Will Protect Consumers
The Food and Drug Administration's ban of triclosan in some antiseptic wash products will afford consumers significantly greater health protections, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Following is a statement by Mae Wu, senior attorney in the Health Program at NRDC: "Consumers have...
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
NRDC Report: TransCanada's "Reckless Plan B" Seeks Massive Tar Sands Oil Shipments via New Pipeline and Tankers
The threat of devastating tar sands spills did not end when President Obama rejected the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last November, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is warning today in a report that lays out TransCanada's reckless Plan B. That scheme calls for building a pipeline to...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Enbridge Ordered to Pay $177 Million Over Disastrous Michigan Tar Sands Spill
This morning, the Justice Department and EPA announced a $177 million settlement agreement with Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge over unresolved Clean Water Act claims from a disastrous 2010 tar sands spill that dumped over a million gallons of tar sands crude into the Kalamazoo River. Six years...
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