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, 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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Monday, April 01, 2019
Trump Administration Faces Legal Setback on Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing
As the Trump Administration prepares to release its proposed federal offshore leasing program, it faces a new legal obstacle. In a resounding win for ocean and wildlife conservation, a federal court in Alaska has ruled that President Trump’s order to overturn permanent bans on oil and gas leasing...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Conservation Groups Sue Trump Adminstration to Protect the Gulf of Mexico Whale
Conservation groups sued several Federal agencies today, after the Administration missed deadlines to list the Gulf of Mexico whale, a subspecies of the Bryde’s whale, as an endangered species. The Gulf of Mexico whale is one of the most endangered species on the planet, with fewer than fifty...
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Monday, February 11, 2019
Rep. Huffman Introduces Bill to Restore Protections to the Arctic Refuge
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) is introducing a bill today that would restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The bill reverses a provision jammed into the 2017 tax bill that mandates opening the Refuge’s coastal plain to oil and gas exploration and drilling. The following is...
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