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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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (September 18, 2014) – In response to a long awaited report and new executive actions to combat antibiotic resistance announced today by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Mae Wu, health attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), issued the following statement:
The Gulf of Mexico’s only non-migrating great whales are in big trouble, which is why the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to add the region’s Bryde’s (pronounced BROO-dus) whale population to the federal endangered species list. Recently published studies identify the Gulf population as genetically unique numbering fewer than 50 animals.
NEW YORK (September 17, 2014) – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced today that Rhea Suh, the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget at the U.S Department of the Interior, will join NRDC as its new president in January 2015. Frances Beinecke will retire as NRDC president in December after forty years with the organization, nine as president.
WASHINGTON (September 17, 2014) – Electric customers in 13 Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia could miss out on as much as $1.3 billion in bill utility savings over the next three years because their regional transmission grid operator, PJM, is significantly undercounting the effectiveness of energy efficiency programs that reduce the need to generate more electricity, according to an analysis released today by The Brattle Group.