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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES

New Report: India’s Expanding Solar and Wind Energy Markets Jumpstarting Job Growth
WASHINGTON (September 29, 2014) – In advance of the first meeting between President Obama and newly-elected Indian Prime Minister Modi today, a new report finds that India’s rapidly growing solar and wind programs are creating enormous economic opportunity, providing significant employment opportunities for India’s workforce, and expanding much-needed energy access for India’s citizens.


ALEC’s Latest Antics: Falsely Claiming Agreement with NRDC on Environment and Energy Policies
WASHINGTON (September 26, 2014) – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released a position statement on renewables and climate change on Thursday that included the claim that its roof-top solar position is similar to those of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC). This is false, according to NRDC, which fundamentally disagrees with ALEC’s environment and energy policies.


NRDC: Expanded Pacific Marine Reserve Protects Critically Important Sea Life
President Obama will expand the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument, southwest of Hawaii, putting under protection large new areas of ocean with some of the richest and most diverse sea life on the planet. The original 83,000-square mile monument was designated under the Antiquities Act by President George W. Bush.



Obama Administration Announces Landmark Plan for Conservation and Renewable Energy Development in California
LOS ANGELES (September 23, 2014) —The Department of Interior  and the California Department of Natural Resources today released a first-of-its-kind plan for conservation and renewable energy development in the California desert.  

NRDC President: President Obama Showed Climate Leadership and Challenged the World to Act Before It’s Too Late
NEW YORK (September 23, 2014) – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement today after President Obama laid out U.S. climate actions and called on world leaders to do more to reduce the impacts of climate change at an emergency United Nations Climate Summit:

New Report: Monarch Butterfly a Species Our Children May Never See
WASHINGTON (September 23, 2014) – The monarch butterfly, whose spectacular 2,000-mile migration has captivated scientists and school students for generations, is disappearing largely due to pesticides and may not be around for our children to witness in the future, according to a new report.


NRDC President: World Leaders Must Commit to Climate Solutions
NEW YORK (September 23, 2014) – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement as world leaders gather today for a special United Nations Climate Summit, two days after more than 310,000 people marched in New York City, joined by thousands more around the world, for action to reduce climate change:



NRDC President: Historic March Calls for Immediate, Decisive Action on Climate
NEW YORK (September 21, 2014) – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council retiring in December after forty years with the organization, issued the following statement today as she joined more than 100,000 people in New York City for the People’s Climate March, calling for decisive action to reduce the growing threats from climate change:


Bill to Restore Clean Energy Tax Incentives Would Cut Air Pollution, Save Jobs
WASHINGTON (September 19, 2014) – Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) today introduced a bill aimed at restoring a suite of clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.




NRDC: Chemical Safety Bills Still Need More Work
WASHINGTON (September 18, 2014) – David Goldston, director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement today concerning recent developments on efforts to update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA ).  Sens. David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM) and, separately, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) have been working on draft proposals to update the law, which is almost uniformly viewed to have failed at protecting the public from dangerous chemicals.


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