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Noticias Ambientales de NRDC

En el Centro de Prensa encontraras la perspectiva de NRDC sobre las últimas noticias de medio ambiente. Para más noticias y perspectivas, visita nuestro blog, Pulsoverde. También puedes visitar nuestro Centro de Prensa en ingles y el blog Switchboard.

NRDC Applauds EPA’s Proposed Uranium Mining Standards, Seeks Improvements

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2015)--The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to protect groundwater from the hazards of in-situ leach (ISL) uranium mining is a good first step, but needs significant improvements before it  becomes final, the Natural Resources Defense Council said today in extensive public comments filed with the agency.
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Obama Administration Restores Clean Water Protections for 117 Million Americans

WASHINGTON (May 27, 2015) – The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today unveiled a Clean Water rule that will restore pollution protections for tens of millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of streams all across the United States.
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California Public Utilities Commission Makes a Bad Call for San Diego, Approves Natural Gas Power Plant in Carlsbad

LOS ANGELES (May 21, 2015) – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) erred today by overruling its own staff’s recommendation and approving a giant pollution-emitting power plant in San Diego. By a vote of 4-1, the commission adopted a proposal by CPUC President Michael Picker, opening the way for construction of a large, polluting natural gas power plant in the city of Carlsbad despite the potential availability of cleaner and less costly alternatives. The administrative law judge who heard the case had recommended that the Commission wait for the results of a competitive auction that would have allowed energy efficiency and renewable energy the opportunity to displace the plant at lower cost. Más »

New York to Review Risks of Shipping Tar Sands Oil on the Hudson River, Area Train Tracks

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 21, 2015) — The New York Department of Environmental Conservation today rescinded a previous attempt to avoid an environmental review of the impacts of a proposed expansion of a rail-to-barge transfer terminal in Albany. The decision is an indication that the state now plans to undertake a formal review of the project, which would facilitate shipping of tar sands crude oil along the Hudson River and state railroad tracks. Más »

Good-bye Polystyrene Tray. Hello Compostable Plate.

NEW YORK (May 20, 2015) – The Urban School Food Alliance (Alliance), a coalition of the largest school districts in the United States that includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando, announced that it will start rolling out the use of compostable round plates at cafeterias this month, saying good-bye to polystyrene trays. Food and nutrition directors in the Alliance specified the round shape to allow students to eat their food off of plates like they do at home, replacing the institutional rectangular lunch tray.
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President Obama Highlights National Security Threats Posed by Climate Change

WASHINGTON (May 20, 2015) -- In a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, President Obama today reminded us that the threat of climate change does not stop at our borders and renewed his call to take strong and urgent actions to curb dangerous carbon pollution.
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NRDC Reaction to New White House Pollinator Task Force Plan

WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) -- The first-ever White House Pollinator Task Force today announced new steps to protect pollinator health. Más »

NRDC: California Launches Joint Climate Commitment with States and Provinces from Across the Globe

SACRAMENTO (May 19, 2015) –  Governor Brown, alongside representatives from a dozen states and provinces across the globe, announced a collective commitment to dramatically reduce their combined carbon pollution.  These jurisdictions from North America, South America and Europe have a total population of 100 million residents and a combined economy of four trillion dollars – about the size of Japan’s economy.  Más »

LEGAL CHALLENGE: New York City Housing Authority Tenants Denied Recycling Services

NEW YORK (May 20, 2015) – The New York City Housing Authority is required by law to provide its 400,000 tenants with recycling services, but for years it has failed to do so, according to a letter sent to the agency by the Natural Resources Defense Council on behalf of three non-profit environmental justice groups and impacted residents. This has resulted in hundreds of thousands of lower-income New Yorkers being denied essential sanitation services and more than one thousand tons of recyclables being sent to landfills every week.

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Ruptured Pipeline Spills Oil Along Santa Barbara’s Coast

LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2015) — A pipeline burst along Santa Barbara’s coast today, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons of toxic crude oil in Santa Barbara’s waters and creating a four-mile oil slick.
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