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, 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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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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