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WASHINGTON (December 6, 2013)--The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a new rule that would allow wind farms to kill bald eagles and golden eagles for 30 years, up from the current five-year period. The FWS rejected recommendations from the wind industry and conservation groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, that would have better protected eagles while allowing much-needed wind energy projects to go forward. Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON (December 5, 2013)--A pioneering plan proposed by the Natural Resources Defense Council would reduce carbon pollution from America’s existing power plants by at least 20 percent this decade while delivering more than $20 billion in public health and environmental benefits, according to Dan Lashof, director of the Clean Air and Climate program at NRDC.
MOSCOW, Russia (Dec. 5, 2013) — As the biennial meeting of the international Polar Bear Agreement began today in Moscow, Russia, new data points to an unsustainable rise in hunting that threatens the species. Despite the grim outlook for polar bears due to the growing threat of climate change, Canadian polar bear kills have risen at alarming rate, in excess of 10 percent over previous years.
WASHINGTON (December 3, 2013) -- Prominent climate scientist James Hansen and colleagues today announced publication of a new paper which argues, based on geologic data, that the current goal of limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius is too dangerous and that policymakers should aim to limit the increase to one degree instead.
WASHINGTON (December 3, 2013) – The following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, upon the announcement by Nancy Sutley that she plans to resign as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
PORTLAND, ME (December 3, 2013) – It takes great water to make great beer, so the Natural Resources Defense Council is teaming up with a half dozen of Maine’s most beloved craft brewers to launch a campaign in the state advocating for strong clean water safeguards. The Maine kickoff extends NRDC’s national “Brewers for Clean Water” campaign to help translate the amazing economic growth of the craft brewing sector into a powerful voice on behalf of clean water protections in the United States.
WASHINGTON (November 23, 2013) – Countries around the world have wrapped up a two-week United Nations conference on climate change in Warsaw intended to set the framework for a new global pact to slow dangerous climate change in Paris in 2015.
WASHINGTON (November 22, 2013) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, under a court agreement signed yesterday, will end decades of delay and decide how to protect consumers from triclosan, a suspected endocrine disruptor linked to reproductive and developmental harm in laboratory studies.
SAN FRANCISCO (November 21, 2013) – California Governor Jerry Brown today announced the state’s new flammability standards for upholstered furniture, the culmination a year-long effort by the Brown administration and environmental, public health and consumer groups who advocated to modernize the standards and reduce Californians’ exposure to toxic and untested flame retardant chemicals.
WASHINGTON (November 21, 2013) – The U.S. House this week has passed three energy bills, H.R. 1900, 1965 and 2728, that would undermine protection of public lands, stifle public engagement, rush natural gas pipeline approvals without regard for clean air and water, and weaken safety oversight of fracking.