Environmental News: Media Center
Our Expert Finder is a guide to the NRDC's environmental experts and the issues that they cover in their work. To arrange for interviews with or comments from any of our lawyers, scientists and analysts, please contact the appropriate press officer. If you are not a member of the press, please write to us at email@example.com or see our contact page.
BROADCAST JOURNALISTS: Get broadcast-quality video here.
WASHINGTON (May 16, 2013) – New draft rules for fracking on public lands, released by the federal Bureau of Land Management today, would leave drinking water supplies for millions of Americans, as well as millions of acres of wild lands, at risk, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
WASHINGTON – (May 16, 2013) – The Senate today confirmed Ernest Moniz as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Following is a statement from Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke:
“Ernest Moniz comes with a strong background in energy policy and science and a proven ability to work with the diverse constituencies served by the Department of Energy.
WASHINGTON (May 16, 2013) – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today approved the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, sending her nomination for consideration to the full Senate.
SAN FRANCISCO (May 15, 2013) – Karen Garrison, oceans champion and co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Ocean Program, will be recognized today as a 2013 “Hero of the Seas” by the prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. Presented by Blue Frontier Campaign, the award, which is named for Jaws author and long-time shark advocate Peter Benchley, is dedicated to recognizing excellence in ocean conservation solutions in the areas of science, policy, media, youth, and citizen activism.
WASHINGTON (May 14, 2013) – U.S. taxpayers paid nearly $100 billion responding to damages caused by last year’s extreme weather events associated with climate change, about $1,100 per taxpayer, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council released today.
By paying nearly $100 billion, taxpayers—through the federal government—spent more on climate change cleanup than on education or transportation, the analysis shows.
SAN FRANCISCO (May 13, 2013) – As California’s prized Central Valley Chinook salmon are arriving in markets and restaurants this week, a new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Golden Gate Salmon Association reveals that the salmon fishery is limping along at only 20 percent of the population goal required by state and federal law. The Central Valley Project Improvement Act, passed by Congress in 1992, set a goal of rebuilding salmon runs to almost a million adult fish by 2002. More than a decade past the law’s deadline, the salmon fishery continues to struggle due, in large part, to excessive pumping of fresh water from the Bay-Delta that deprives salmon of the cold, flowing rivers and healthy habitat they need to thrive.
WASHINGTON (May 9, 2013) – A boycott by Republicans delayed a vote planned today in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
WASHINGTON (May 8, 2013) – A bipartisan group of senators introduced the Antimicrobial Data Collection Act today, which would require the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to provide more information on the sales of antibiotics used on industrial farm animals. The bill was introduced by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Susan Collins (R-ME).
WASHINGTON (May 8, 2013) – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today approved a bipartisan bill speeding the United States’ transition to a more energy efficient economy by promoting available efficiency technologies for homes, businesses, industrial facilities and the federal government.
WASHINGTON (April 29, 2013) – President Obama today plans to nominate Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, as his choice to succeed Ray LaHood as secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.