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The Clean Power Plan: An Idea that will Change the World
WASHINGTON (August 3, 2015) -- The Clean Power Plan announced today by President Obama is a game-changer -- the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

One-year anniversary of Toledo’s Water System Shutdown due to Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom; “We are all Toledo”
One year ago, the city of Toledo, Ohio, was forced to issue a two-day ban on drinking or cooking tap water for more than 400,000 residents (as well as 30,000 residents of southeast Michigan) due to high levels of toxins harmful to humans resulting from a massive toxic algae bloom on western Lake Erie. 

Legal Analysis: Strong Likelihood EPA Climate Plan Will Stand Up in Court
WASHINGTON (July 30, 2015) –The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is likely to prevail against an expected barrage of legal challenges by big polluters and their allies, according to legal experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Environmental Defense Fund.

Poof! Go the Petcoke Piles, But Neighbors Still Bracing for Fight in Chicago
CHICAGO (July 28, 2015) – A letter quietly issued by the City of Chicago ensures that black mounds of oil refining waste will disappear from the landscape of Chicago’s Southeast Side.

NRDC’s Suh: Business of Combating Climate Change is the Business of America
WASHINGTON (July 27, 2015) – Thirteen of America's largest companies today pledged to significantly slash their carbon pollution, increase their reliance on renewable sources of energy and invest more than $140 billion in a drive to lessen their carbon footprint.

Obama Announces Rules to Protect Endangered Elephants
WASHINGTON, DC (July 25, 2015) — President Obama today announced important new regulations on elephant ivory that would further restrict interstate sales. If finalized, these important new regulations would place a near-total ban on domestic ivory sales, imports, and exports of African elephant ivory.

Voluntary EPA Program to Reduce Methane from Oil & Gas Industry Won’t Cut It
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2015) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a proposed voluntary initiative for reducing methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, called the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program.

NRDC: ‘Misguided’ Arctic Drilling Permit Approval has ‘Lit Fuse’ on Disaster for Pristine Ocean, Climate
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – Shell was granted final federal permits today that clear the way for the oil company to begin drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

Groups Sue EPA for Failure to Protect Communities from Hazardous Spills from Storage Facilities
WASHINGTON (July 21, 2015) – The Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA) and People Concerned About Chemical Safety (PCACS), joined by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), sued the Environmental Protection Agency today, citing its decades-long failure to prevent and contain the discharge of dangerous chemicals from thousands of industrial facilities around the country.

NRDC: Canadian Energy Policy Facilitates Tar Sands Pipelines, Not Carbon Reduction
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2015) – Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial premiers today issued a national energy strategy, after lengthy negotiations. While the premiers added new recommendations on clean energy and energy efficiency to a tepid commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the strategy continues to advance its carbon-intensive tar sands industry, emphasizing the need to expedite approval for new tar sands pipelines.

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