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NRDC: Designating New Monuments in California Desert is Smart Conservation Move
WASHINGTON (February 12, 2016) – President Obama today announced he is designating three new national monuments in the California desert – Mojave Trails near the Kelso ghost town, Sand to Snow near Yucca Valley, and Castle Mountains northwest of Needles.

Report: Skilled Workforce, Training Needed for India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy and Climate Goals
MUMBAI, INDIA (February 12, 2016) – India’s goal to dramatically expand solar energy could trigger a green jobs boom adding one million new engineers, technicians, solar installers, maintenance workers and performance data monitors to its workforce, according to a new report released in connection with a “Make in India” conference in Mumbai.

SoCal Gas Temporarily Stops Natural Gas Leak from Aliso Canyon Well

PORTER RANCH, CALIF. (February 11, 2016) – Southern California Gas today announced it has temporarily stopped the leak that has been spewing natural gas into Porter Ranch and surrounding communities since October.

NRDC: Clean Power Plan Will Prevail on Legal Merits
WASHINGTON (February 9, 2016) -- The Supreme Court today blocked implementation of President Obama's Clean Power Plan, pending litigation in the lower courts over a challenge by the coal industry.

Obama Budget Sets Priorities to Continue Progress
WASHINGTON (February 9, 2016) – President Obama today submitted a budget proposal that would double funding for clean energy research, create a $1.65 billion fund for infrastructure projects to lessen the impacts wrought by climate change, impose a $10-per-barrel tax on oil to help develop clean vehicles, public transit and urban planning, and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Obama’s Plan to Increase Transportation Investments also is Good for Climate
WASHINGTON (February 4, 2016) -- President Obama in his budget proposal next week will propose increased  U.S. investments in public transit, high-speed rail and a new generation of energy-efficient cars, trucks and aircraft, to be paid for with a $10-per-barrel fee on oil that would be phased in over five years, the White House announced Thursday.

NRDC, Allies Urge Supreme Court to Deny Industry’s Bid to Block Carbon Pollution Limits
WASHINGTON (February 4, 2016) -- The Natural Resources Defense Council today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a coal industry request to block President Obama's Clean Power Plan, saying the industry’s assertions of irreparable harm have no substance.

NRDC: Flint Hearing Most Notable for Key Absences
NEW YORK (February 3, 2016) – The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing today to explore the Flint water crisis.

A Fix for Flint: Groups File Federal Lawsuit to Secure Safe Drinking Water in Flint
FLINT, Mich. (January 27, 2016)- A coalition of  local citizens and national groups filed suit today seeking federal court intervention to secure access to safe drinking water for the people of Flint, Michigan.

NRDC: U.S. Supreme Court Decision Great News for Consumers and the Environment
WASHINGTON (January 25, 2016) — The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) authority to design rules and incentives that allow electricity customers to get paid for reducing consumption during periods of high energy demand. The decision keeps the door open for important clean energy resources to compete with traditional fossil plants in regional energy markets and save customers money on their electricity bills.

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