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, 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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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
EPA Backs Industry on Cancer Risks of World’s Most Widely Used Herbicide
The Environmental Protection Agency today, in a new review of the world’s most widely used herbicide, maintained its deceitful position that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. The following is a statement by Dr. Jennifer Sass, senior scientist with the Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Trump Administration Should Can Its Offshore Drilling Plan
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told the Wall Street Journal the Trump administration’s plan for federal offshore oil and gas leasing is on hold indefinitely. He says the delay is the result of a recent federal court ruling in a lawsuit brought by NRDC and partners overturning President Trump’s...
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Trump Administration Ignores Environmental Impacts of Mining 30 Million Tons of Coal near Bryce Canyon National Park
A lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s approval of Alton Coal’s mine expansion near Bryce Canyon National Park was filed today by Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Grand Canyon Trust, Utah Physicians for a Healthy...
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Midwestern States Meet to Discuss Regional Climate Action
Officials from the states of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin gathered to discuss actions their Administrations were taking to combat climate change and explore options for regional cooperation. The meeting, convened by leaders of the Midwest Environmental Justice Network, Natural...
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