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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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target 11 years earlier than anticipated under an Obama-era rule, even though the Trump administration officially repealed it, according to the 8th Annual Energy Report published today by NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)...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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Thursday, June 18, 2020
EPA Blows Up Court Order Over Rocket Fuel Contaminant in Drinking Water
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler today defied a court-ordered consent decree requiring the agency to issue a drinking water standard for the widespread contaminant perchlorate. Studies show this chemical poses threats to the brain development of fetuses and young...
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Friday, June 05, 2020
Amid National Emergency, Trump to Strip Ocean Protections
President Trump is expected to issue an executive order this afternoon to strip essential protections from a highly protected ocean area — the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument — by lifting all restrictions on commercial fishing. Designated in 2016, it is the only monument in...
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Friday, December 27, 2019
Court Affirms Presidential Power to Protect Marine Areas as National Monuments
A federal appeals court unanimously ruled today that presidents have the authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to establish marine national monuments. The following is a statement from Kate Desormeau, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council: “Like one of America’s very first...
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