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WASHINGTON, DC – A coalition of public health and environmental groups filed a lawsuit today asking the federal court to set a deadline for the Obama Administration to take action on overdue standards for ozone (or “smog”) pollution.
SAN FRANCISCO (June 19, 2013) – The modems, routers, and other household small network equipment used by America’s 88 million high-speed Internet subscribers consume about $1 billion worth of electricity annually but more efficient models could cut consumer bills by at least $330 million, according to a groundbreaking analysis released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
SPRINGFIELD, IL (June 17, 2013) – Governor Pat Quinn signed new oil and gas regulations into law today that will put some initial protections in place from the known dangers associated with fracking. The Natural Resources Defense Council continues to support a fracking moratorium in the state. The new rules, however, start to address a dangerous situation in Illinois where the controversial practice was occurring legally but essentially unregulated.
WASHINGTON (June 13, 2013) – Senators from states that suffered major damage from Hurricane Sandy sent a letter with a forceful message to President Obama today calling on him to follow up on his promise to take bold action now against climate change.
WASHINGTON (June 13, 2013) -- The Port of Los Angeles may not implement its “off-street parking” and “placard” requirements contained in the Port’s pioneering clean truck program, according to an opinion issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The remaining parts of the Port’s clean truck program adopted in October 2008, including its requirements that cleaner, less polluting trucks serve the port, and that the trucks be properly maintained, are not affected by the Court’s decision and remain intact. The Court also underscored that the Port may bar trucks that do not comply with the clean trucks program from doing business at the Port
CHICAGO (June 12, 2013) – The first outreach effort from the “Brewers for Clean Water” campaign calls on America’s most visible home brewer—President Obama—to move forward long-delayed safeguards under the Clean Water Act. The campaign is a partnership between the Natural Resources Defense Council and some of the nation’s most respected craft brewers aimed at protecting and bolstering America’s bedrock water protection law. 20 brewers signed onto a letter sent to the White House today in favor of protecting American streams, wetlands and headwaters.
WASHINGTON (June 12, 2013) – A scathing new Inspector General’s report on the Department of the Interior’s coal management program shows that the agency must act quickly to end improper giveaways to the coal industry, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
NEW YORK (June 11, 2013) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg today unveiled an ambitious vision for protecting New York against growing risks associated with climate change.
LOS ANGELES (June 7, 2013) – The Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit today in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Harbor residents living within the shadow of the largest development on Port of Los Angeles property in more than a decade. The Plaintiffs contend the proposed Southern California International Gateway rail yard project violates the California Environmental Quality Act and the state and federal Civil Rights Acts, and will increase cancer rates, chances of children developing asthma, and add to chronic air pollution plaguing the region.
WASHINGTON (June 11, 2013) – In a new multimedia campaign, Robert Redford is challenging President Obama to act now on climate change by reining in carbon pollution from the nation’s biggest source, coal-fired power plants.