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, May 03, 2021
EPA's Swift Move on HFCs to Deliver Huge Health and Climate Benefits
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules today to phase down the production and import of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)—the super potent heat-trapping pollutants used in air conditioning, refrigeration, and myriad other applications—by 85% over the next 15 years. This carries out a key...
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges EPA Approval of the Use of Medically Important Antibiotic as a Pesticide on Citrus Crops
A coalition of public interest groups, including farmworker, health justice and conservation organizations, sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today for approving widespread spraying of streptomycin, a medically important antibiotic, on citrus trees to prevent or treat citrus greening...
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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
CLEAN Future Act Strives to Boost Jobs, Justice and Climate Action
House energy and environment leaders are expected to introduce broad-ranging legislation today addressing the climate crisis by cutting climate emissions in half by 2030, boosting jobs for workers, protecting communities burdened by pollution and putting the United States on the path to a 100...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Deb Haaland Is Ideal Choice for Interior Secretary
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is set today to hold a hearing on the nomination of Rep. Debra Haaland, D-NM to be Secretary of the Interior. The following is a statement by NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) President Mitch Bernard: "Rep. Haaland understands the science of...
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Monday, December 07, 2020
EPA Leaves Unsafe Health Standard for Soot Emissions in Place
The Trump Environmental Protection Agency today issued a final rule for soot pollution that leaves federal limits untouched, passing on the opportunity to save thousands of lives from pollution that harms the lungs and makes it harder to survive Covid-19. John Walke, Clean Air Director at NRDC (...
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Wednesday, December 02, 2020
NRDC 8th Annual Energy Report: Slow & Steady Won’t Win the Climate Race
America’s power plants met their carbon pollution reduction target 11 years earlier than anticipated under an Obama-era rule, even though the Trump administration officially repealed it, according to the 8th Annual Energy Report published today by NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)...
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Friday, November 27, 2020
(Un)Happy Holiday: Trump Administration Gifts Big Oil as it Guts Migratory Bird Treaty Act
The Trump Administration is moving forward with gutting one of the nation’s oldest environmental protections, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Following is reaction from Katie Umekubo , a senior attorney at the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council): “Under cover of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
In Major Reversal, Trump Administration Denies Permit for Pebble Mine
The Army Corps of Engineers today denied a permit for Pebble Mine, the massive gold and copper mine proposed for construction at the headwaters of Bristol Bay in southeastern Alaska. The following is a statement from Joel Reynolds, senior attorney with the Nature Program at the Natural Resources...
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Monday, August 24, 2020
In Major Reversal, Trump Administration Stalls Pebble Mine
The Army Corps of Engineers today said the Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska, would inflict “unavoidable adverse impacts” and lead to “significant degradation” to water and marine life. The agency gave its backers 90 days to come up with a mitigation plan for the proposed gold and copper...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
President Trump Silences Public to Help Polluters
The Trump administration is set to issue rules today that could curtail the public’s right to have a say in the pipelines, highways, incinerators, and other government-approved projects that will define their neighborhoods for decades to come. The Trump administration’s rules would allow federal...
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