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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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Wheeler’s Acts to Protect Polluters Shouldn’t be Rewarded
President Trump today nominated Andrew Wheeler to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The former coal lobbyist has been acting administrator since former EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigned under an ethical cloud last July. Ana Unruh Cohen , managing director for government affairs...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
True War on Lead Must Be Comprehensive
Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today released an action plan to reduce childhood lead exposure. The following is a statement from Erik Olson, senior director of Health and Food for the Natural Resources...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Groups Sue Feds to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic Ocean
Leading environmental groups sued the federal government today to prevent seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. This extremely loud and dangerous process, which is used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean’s surface, is the first step toward offshore drilling. If allowed...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
McDonald’s Commits to Reducing Antibiotic Use in its Global Beef Supply
McDonald’s, the world’s largest and most iconic burger restaurant chain, today announced it will address antibiotics use across its global beef supply chain by 2021. The new policy directs its global suppliers to reduce use of the drugs in beef produced for the company, with implementation...
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
City Misleads Flint Residents: Thousands of Lead Pipes Likely Remain in Flint
Today’s statements from Flint’s Mayor Karen Weaver announcing that the City has excavated more than 18,000 service lines were an improper characterization of the legal settlement on lead service line replacements in Flint. That settlement requires the City to target excavations at homes most likely...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Floridians are Counting on Rick Scott to Keep His Promise on Offshore Drilling
Democrat Bill Nelson’s concession to Republican Governor Rick Scott in the Florida Senate race means sunshine state citizens are losing a longtime fighter for Florida’s environment and strong opponent of offshore drilling. Floridians made clear the importance of this issue in passing a ballot...
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Thursday, November 01, 2018
Canada Urged to Expand Fisheries Closures to Save North Atlantic Right Whale
Wildlife and animal-protection groups submitted recommendations today urging Canada’s fishery management agency to continue and expand protections for critically imperiled North Atlantic right whales. Following an unprecedented 12 right whale deaths in Canadian waters in 2017, Fisheries and Oceans...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Flint Safe Water Case Back in Court
Seventeen months after a settlement approved by a federal court paved the way to take big steps to address the water crisis in Flint, groups are back in court to ensure the City can successfully execute key provisions to protect the public from further lead exposure. “The Concerned Pastors for...
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Friday, June 01, 2018
NRDC President: Despite Trump’s Climate Retreat, the “Promise of Paris is Stronger than Ever”
On the anniversary of President Trump’s vow to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement that united the world to address climate change, Natural Resources Defense Council President Rhea Suh issued the following statement: “The promise of Paris is stronger than ever. Across the country,...
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Livestock Antibiotic Sales Finally Start Declining After Years on Rise
For the first time in many years, sales of antibiotics important to human medicine for use in the livestock industry have dropped — down 14 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to new data released today by the FDA. This news follows a series of food industry commitments to reduce antibiotic use in...
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