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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.

Obama Administration Leaves Explosive Oil Trains on the Rails for Years

WASHINGTON (May 1, 2015) – Today the Department of Transportation (DOT) released long-awaited new safety standards for rail tank cars used to haul volatile Bakken and tar sands crude oil. Más »

Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions of Dollars, Promotes Jobs, Cuts Pollution

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2015) – Congress should strengthen energy efficiency programs and adopt policies that would save taxpayer dollars, promote job growth, and cut pollution, not delay or weaken them, a Natural Resources Defense Council efficiency expert told lawmakers today.
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Senate Proposal Would Block Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2015) -- A dozen senators led by John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) today introduced a bill to block the Clean Water Rule, an Obama Administration initiative to protect millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of streams that feed into the drinking water systems of 117 million Americans. More than 800,000 positive comments have been submitted on the proposed rule, dwarfing the polluter-led opposition to it.

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NRDC: FDA Takes Step Toward Removing Potentially Harmful Chemicals from Healthcare Antibacterial Products

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2015) – Prompted by a Natural Resources Defense Council lawsuit, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today moved to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medical antibacterial products, including hand washes and sanitizers, proposing a rule calling on manufacturers to submit additional safety- and efficacy-related data about  such products. Those products not proven to be safe and effective by 2018 would have to be reformulated or removed from the market.
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88 Groups Say Rep. Whitfield’s Pro-Polluter Bill Undermines Health and Climate Action

WASHINGTON (April 29, 2015) – Eighty-eight leading conservation, Latino, health, scientific and environmental organizations today urged lawmakers to reject a bill to delay federal climate action authored by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), saying it would give polluters free rein to keep dumping unlimited amounts of dangerous carbon pollution into our air.
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Governor Brown Announces 2030 Statewide Climate Pollution Limit

LOS ANGELES (April 29, 2015) – Speaking before the annual Navigating the American Carbon World conference, Governor Brown issued a historic new executive order to reduce California’s carbon pollution to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The order will put California halfway toward achieving its 2050 commitment to reduce emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels, in line with the science-driven consensus of the reductions required from industrial nations to avoid the most catastrophic risks of climate change. Más »

Bill Protecting Against Chemicals is a Step Forward, but Needs Further Improvements

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2015) – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today approved a chemical safety bill that would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which empowers the Environmental Protection Agency to better protect public health and the environment.  The 1976 law is widely considered a failure because most chemicals have remained untested and unregulated.
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Coalition Ad Calls Upon President Obama to Save the Arctic, Protect Our Climate

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2015) – A broad coalition of environmental and native rights groups today placed a new full-page ad in USA Today calling on President Obama to stop Big Oil’s assault on the Arctic Ocean’s natural heritage and our climate – and instead, embrace a clean energy future.
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Plug-in Equipment Energy Efficiency Bill Advances in California Legislature

SACRAMENTO (April 28, 2015) – Legislation to help curb energy waste from the 50-plus plugged-in appliances, electronics, and miscellaneous electrical devices in the average California household, such as video equipment and kitchen appliances, as well as similar power-guzzling equipment in commercial buildings, passed its second hurdle late yesterday.
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New Study: Tar Sands to Skyrocket West Coast’s Climate and Air Pollution

SACRAMENTO (April 28, 2015) – The Pacific coast faces a looming health, climate, and environmental crisis posed by an influx of tar sands fuel from oil interests in Alberta, Canada, according to new analysis released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), NextGen Climate America, ForestEthics, and a coalition of 27 partner organizations. The tar sands industry’s long term goal to triple production will require flooding both Gulf and West Coast heavy crude refineries with tar sands crude in coming decades. The increased transport of tar sands by rail, pipeline, barge, and ocean tankers will threaten the water and air quality of hundreds of communities, heighten the risk of tar sands oil spills and explosions, and reverse decades of public health, energy, and climate successes from California to British Columbia.   Más »

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