U.S. Law & Policy

Anti-Environmental Budget Riders

Like an unwanted sequel to a bad movie, House Republicans once again have spent this this year attempting to cram destructive, debilitating and even daft "riders" into must-pass bills needed to keep the government running. These riders would do astonishing harm to our health, wildlife, the environment and pursuit of clean energy -- if ever enacted into law. Read more »

NEPA Success Stories

NEPA Success Stories

With an emphasis on "smart from the start" federal decision making, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) protects our health, our homes, and our environment. Read more »

Federal Fiscal Crisis

Federal Fiscal Crisis

Early in 2013, Congress must make budget decisions about the remainder of this year. Looming cuts threaten essential environmental programs, while tax loopholes continue to subsidize polluters. Read more »

Policy Basics

Policy Basics

How is our environment and health being protected today? Are our environmental laws working as they should? What needs to be done to protect air, water, lands and health more effectively? Read more »

What's at Risk from Industry's Full-Scale Assault on the EPA and the Clean Air Act?

What's at Risk from Industry's Full-Scale Assault on the EPA and the Clean Air Act?

It is important to understand that the EPA is one of our major success stories, representing vital problem-solving on a national scale, and that we should support the EPA doing its job. Read more »

Legislative Analyses from NRDC

Legislative Analyses from NRDC

As earth's thermostat climbs, threats to human health will mount, from tropical diseases to an increase in allergies and asthma. Track the changes. Read more »

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