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2015 Press Releases

7/7/2015 - NRDC TV Ads Call Out Kirk on Climate

7/7/2015 - Dow Told to Shelve Herbicide Threatening to Push Monarchs Over the Brink In New York Times Ad

7/2/2015 - NRDC: Replacing Damaging HFCs a Key Move on Climate Change

6/30/2015 - Report: U.S. Pro Sports Shifting to More Sustainable Game Day Food

6/30/2015 - China Announces New Long-Term Commitment to Curb Climate Change

6/29/2015 - Robert Redford Calls for Climate Action in United Nations Address

6/29/2015 - NRDC: Senators’ Energy Principles Point our Country in the Right Direction

6/29/2015 - It’s Official—New York Bans Fracking

6/29/2015 - NRDC Urges Administration to Act Promptly on Mercury Rule, Following Court’s Ruling

6/26/2015 - Alarming Decline in Monarch Population Justifies Immediate Action: NRDC Urges UN To Declare Mexican Butterfly Refuge “In Danger”

6/25/2015 - Statement on New York’s 2015 State Energy Plan

6/25/2015 - NRDC: Alberta Must Do More to Meet Climate Commitment

6/25/2015 - NRDC, Others Call for EPA to Create National Mercury Inventory

6/24/2015 - City Exiles More of Chicago's Petcoke Piles

6/24/2015 - EPA Agrees Monarch Butterflies are in Jeopardy, But Refuses to Use Authority to Limit Habitat-Killing Pesticide

6/23/2015 - Broad Array of Public Interest Groups Call on Subway, the World’s Largest Fast-Food Chain: Help Save Antibiotics!

6/22/2015 - Lancet Report Affirms Tremendous Health Benefits from Climate Action

6/22/2015 - EPA Issues Clarion Call to Climate Action

6/19/2015 - New Truck Efficiency Standards Can Go a Long Way toward a Cleaner Energy Future

6/18/2015 - NRDC: Health and Environmental Safeguards Under Attack by GOP Leadership

6/18/2015 - NRDC President: Pope Calls All People of Good Will to Climate Action

6/16/2015 - California Water Board Missteps, Overlooks Critical Water Supply Potential for State

6/16/2015 - Groups Urge WHO to Set Safety Standards for Herbicide Glyphosate it Classified as Carcinogenic

6/16/2015 - NRDC: FDA Should Follow Trans Fat Move with Safety Reviews of 1,000 other Chemicals in Food

6/15/2015 - Robert Redford to Address High-Level Event at the United Nations in Advance of International Climate Negotiations

6/12/2015 - President Obama Pledges Federal Support for Western Drought

6/10/2015 - Ocean Victory: More than Two Dozen Undersea Atlantic Coral Canyons Now Protected

6/10/2015 - More than 100 Leading Scientists Call for Halt to Tar Sands Oil Development

6/10/2015 - NRDC, Others Petition FDA to Ban Eight Carcinogenic Flavorings in Food

6/9/2015 - Groups Seek to Intervene in New Jersey Lawsuit Against Exxon Over Decades of Toxic Pollution

6/9/2015 - Victory: Challenge to Clean Power Plan Fails

6/9/2015 - Coal Industry’s Financial Woes Threaten to Shift Billions in Cleanup Costs to U.S. Taxpayers, Says New Report

6/4/2015 - Broad Coalition Submits Settlement Proposal to Public Utilities Commission to Deploy Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in San Diego

6/4/2015 - NRDC Statement on EPA Draft Study of Fracking & Drinking Water Risks

6/2/2015 - White House Announces New Federal Purchasing Policy for Meat

6/2/2015 - House Passes Bill that Guts Critical Fisheries Law and Threatens to Reverse Years of Progress

6/2/2015 - NRDC: Public is Financing $73 billion in Coal Development, Report Reveals

6/1/2015 - New Poll: Californians Are Highly Concerned about Meat from Animals Routinely Fed Antibiotics

5/29/2015 - NRDC Files Suit to Maximize Water Savings from California Water Grants

5/29/2015 - Hope for Elephants: China Announces Plan to Phase-Out Commercial Ivory Sales

5/28/2015 - Interior Dept. Announces Plan to Save the Greater Sage-Grouse

5/27/2015 - Michigan Craft Brewers Raise a Glass to EPA’s Clean Water Rule

5/27/2015 - Obama Administration Restores Clean Water Protections for 117 Million Americans

5/27/2015 - NRDC Applauds EPA’s Proposed Uranium Mining Standards, Seeks Improvements

5/21/2015 - New York to Review Risks of Shipping Tar Sands Oil on the Hudson River, Area Train Tracks

5/21/2015 - California Public Utilities Commission Makes a Bad Call for San Diego, Approves Natural Gas Power Plant in Carlsbad

5/20/2015 - NRDC Reaction to New White House Pollinator Task Force Plan

5/20/2015 - President Obama Highlights National Security Threats Posed by Climate Change

5/20/2015 - Good-bye Polystyrene Tray. Hello Compostable Plate.

5/19/2015 - Ruptured Pipeline Spills Oil Along Santa Barbara’s Coast

5/19/2015 - LEGAL CHALLENGE: New York City Housing Authority Tenants Denied Recycling Services

5/19/2015 - NRDC: California Launches Joint Climate Commitment with States and Provinces from Across the Globe

5/19/2015 - Re-Imagining Watts 50 Years After the Riots

5/19/2015 - NRDC Experts: Congress Should Support Clean Power Plan, Back Clean Energy

5/15/2015 - NRDC: Canada Falls Short on Climate Commitment

5/15/2015 - NRDC honors Senator Barbara Boxer as a Force for Nature

5/14/2015 - NRDC: Governor Brown’s Revised Budget Invests in a Cleaner, Healthier California

5/13/2015 - Cuomo Administration Takes Next Step in Making Fracking Ban Official

5/13/2015 - Sen. Capito’s Bid to Kill Clean Power Plan Must be Stopped

5/13/2015 - NRDC “Sneezing and Wheezing” Report Spotlights Climate Change Links to Asthma and Allergies

5/12/2015 - NRDC: House Bill to Thwart Clean Water Rule Deserves a Veto

5/11/2015 - NRDC: Interior’s Approval of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Plan Threatens Climate, Ocean

5/8/2015 - NRDC’s Award-Winning Film WILD THINGS to Premiere on Pivot

5/6/2015 - Always-On Inactive Devices May Devour $19 Billion Worth of Electricity Annually

5/5/2015 - Water Board Implements First-Ever Mandatory Water Reductions Across California

5/6/2015 - Senate Committee Improves Bill to Streamline Federal Permitting and Environmental Reviews

5/1/2015 - Obama Administration Leaves Explosive Oil Trains on the Rails for Years

4/30/2015 - NRDC: FDA Takes Step Toward Removing Potentially Harmful Chemicals from Healthcare Antibacterial Products

4/30/2015 - Senate Proposal Would Block Clean Water Protections

4/30/2015 - Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions of Dollars, Promotes Jobs, Cuts Pollution

4/29/2015 - Governor Brown Announces 2030 Statewide Climate Pollution Limit

4/29/2015 - 88 Groups Say Rep. Whitfield’s Pro-Polluter Bill Undermines Health and Climate Action

4/28/2015 - New Study: Tar Sands to Skyrocket West Coast’s Climate and Air Pollution

4/28/2015 - Plug-in Equipment Energy Efficiency Bill Advances in California Legislature

4/28/2015 - Coalition Ad Calls Upon President Obama to Save the Arctic, Protect Our Climate

4/28/2015 - Bill Protecting Against Chemicals is a Step Forward, but Needs Further Improvements

4/22/2015 - NRDC Statement on Mayor de Blasio’s First Sustainability Plan

4/21/2015 - NRDC: NERC’s Premature Analysis Overlooks Efficiency and Renewable Power Gains

4/21/2015 - White House Moves to Modernize Energy Grid

4/18/2015 - President Obama Makes Compelling, Impassioned Case for Combating Climate Change

4/16/2015 - NRDC: Five Years After the BP Disaster, We’re Still Not Safe

4/16/2015 - ‘’Fast Track’’ Trade Bill Would Undercut Health, Environmental Safeguards

4/15/2015 - NRDC: House Committees Approving Two Major Anti-Environmental Bills

4/15/2015 - South Asia’s First Lifesaving Plan to Protect Against Extreme Heat Expands

4/14/2015 - New Report: China’s Sustainable Fashion Leaders Save $14.7 Million Annually Through Major Cuts in Water, Energy & Chemical Use

4/13/2015 - Groups File UNESCO Petition to Save Monarch World Heritage Site in Mexico

4/10/2015 - NRDC: Allowing Shell to Rush Back into Arctic Drilling Could Be Disastrous For Climate, Pristine Ocean

4/9/2015 - The Mucky Mississippi: Algae Pollution Case Back in District Court

4/8/2015 - Report: Low-Income Americans Will See Major Health, Job, Cost Saving Benefits from Clean Energy, Reduced Carbon Pollution

4/8/2015 - Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces Plans for a Sustainable Los Angeles

4/8/2015 - China’s National Coal Cap Policy Could Save Nearly 50,000 Lives and $6.2 billion Every Year by 2020

4/7/2015 - Ohio TV Ad Criticizes Sen. Portman for Siding with Polluters

4/7/2015 - President Obama is Right to Highlight Health Threats Posed by Dangerous Climate Change

4/6/2015 - New Jersey Settles for Fraction of Damages Originally Sought from Exxon Over Contamination

4/2/2015 - State Gives Big Oil and Gas a Free Pass to Continue Endangering California’s Dwindling Groundwater

4/1/2015 - FRACKING’S MOST WANTED: Report Identifies Top 10 Oil & Gas Companies for Spills & Legal Violations

4/1/2015 - First-Ever Mandatory Water Reductions for Urban and Agriculture Across California

3/31/2015 - Court Rules Navy War Games Violate Law Protecting Whales and Dolphins

3/31/2015 - U.S. Formalizes Climate Commitment, Sends a Powerful Signal -- It's Time to Act

3/27/2015 - Senate Leader Reid “A Giant” for Our Health and the Environment

3/27/2015 - White House Releases Ocean Policy Report

3/27/2015 - NRDC President: Mexico’s Climate Pledge Will Help Secure Global Agreement

3/27/2015 - NRDC: DOE’s Petroleum Council Dead Wrong on Arctic Drilling

3/26/2015 - NRDC: White House Antibiotics Plan Too Weak on Curbing Misuse of Drugs in Livestock

3/26/2015 - China’s Coal Cap Policy Will Increase Country’s Clean Energy Jobs

3/25/2015 - House Budget An Assault on Our Health and Environment

3/24/2015 - NRDC: GOP Launches “Brazen Bid” to Give Polluters Free Rein

3/24/2015 - NRDC Ads: Sens. Portman & Toomey Voted for Polluters over Climate Action

3/20/2015 - NRDC Statement on New Rules for Fracking on Federal Lands

3/19/2015 - Obama Takes New Actions to Curb Carbon Pollution

3/17/2015 - License Plates for Pollinators: Illinois General Assembly Mulls New License Plate to Fund Monarch “Butterfly Highways” Habitat Restoration

3/17/2015 - NRDC: Boxer Chemical Safety Bill a “Significant Improvement” Over Current Law

3/13/2015 - NRDC: Governor Snyder Outlines Bold Vision for Michigan’s Energy Future

3/13/2015 - Energy Efficiency Recommendations Could Save Missouri Multifamily Housing Owners and Occupants Millions

3/13/2015 - NRDC: New FEMA Requirements Will Better Prepare Communities for Climate Change Risks

3/12/2015 - NRDC: Oregon Advances Climate Leadership with Clean Fuels Program

3/12/2015 - NRDC: Boxer-Markey Bill Is Forward-Thinking Chemical Reform

3/12/2015 - State Polls Show Public Opposes GOP’s “Just Say No” Push on Climate

3/10/2015 - NRDC: Toxic Chemicals Bill Seriously Flawed; Its Shortcomings Must Be Addressed

3/6/2015 - Illinois Derailment Makes Bomb-train Risk Clear for Land of Lincoln

3/5/2015 - Scientists to Obama: Stop Controversial Sound Blasting Threatening Atlantic Whales, Fish

3/4/2015 - NRDC: Congress Shouldn’t Waste More Time on Keystone XL

3/4/2015 - McDonald’s to Have Chicken Raised Virtually Antibiotic-Free

2/27/2015 - NRDC Sues EPA to Force Action on Monarch Butterflies

2/26/2015 - China’s one-year ban on ivory imports is a big step forward – but more reform is needed

2/25/2015 - Chicago Petcoke: Big Announcements Mark Improvement, but Not an End to the Problem

2/25/2015 - Ballast Water Bill Would Open Coasts and Great Lakes to Invasive Species Assault

2/25/2015 - NRDC: California Climate Plan’s Auction Results Show Carbon Caps Move Us Toward a Cleaner Future

2/24/2015 - After Veto, President Should Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Once and For All

2/23/2015 - New Study: Rapid Ocean Acidification Threatens Coastal Economies in 15 States

2/19/2015 - Cleaner Electricity Will Be More Reliable, NRDC Expert Says

2/18/2015 - Praising Pullman: NRDC Supports New National Monument Designations

2/17/2015 - Groups Support FERC’s Role in Enabling a Cleaner, More Efficient Energy System

2/17/2015 - NRDC Statement on New York City Panel on Climate Change’s 2015 Report

2/16/2015 - City of Chicago Denies Petcoke Enclosure Delay Request

2/16/2015 - India’s New Clean Energy Goals Promise Up to One Million New Jobs

2/12/2015 - Clean Power Plan Poses No Problems for Electric Reliability, New Report Says

2/11/2015 - Atlantic Ocean Council Fails to Protect East Coast Coral Canyons

2/11/2015 - President Will Veto Congressional Keystone XL Interference Bill

2/11/2015 - Do It Faster and Cheaper: NRDC Response to Ameren’s Carbon Report

2/11/2015 - NRDC Welcomes Debate on Need to Curb Carbon Pollution, Combat Climate Change

2/11/2015 - Leading Scientists, Economists Urge Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

2/10/2015 - California Senate Climate Action Leadership Package a Welcome Step Forward

2/10/2015 - Groups Go To Court to Protect Blueback Herring from Extinction

2/10/2015 - Geoengineering: Research is Prudent, But No Substitute for Carbon Pollution Cuts

2/6/2015 - Interior Secretary Announces Drought Funds for Smart Water Investments

2/5/2015 - Environmental and Business Leaders, Illinois Lawmakers unveil goals of new Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition

2/5/2015 - Green Leaders Urge President to Ban Bee-Killing Insecticides

2/5/2015 - Bipartisan Poll: Pennsylvanians Embrace Clean Energy & Climate Action

2/4/2015 - House Again Votes to Weaken Health, Safety, Environmental Protections

2/3/2015 - NRDC’s Suh Urges Congress to Support Clean Water Proposal to Protect Drinking Supplies

2/3/2015 - NRDC Airline Scorecard: First-ever ranking of Airline Biofuel Use

2/3/2015 - Bipartisan Poll: Virginians Embrace Clean Energy & Climate Action

2/3/2015 - EPA Paves Way for President to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

2/2/2015 - President's Budget is Important Step for Public Health, Environment

2/2/2015 - Report: Pump Primed for Three-Fold Growth in Clean, Alternative Fuels by 2025

1/29/2015 - Illinois Tollways to Become Butterfly Highways

1/29/2015 - NRDC: Keystone Bill Deserves Veto

1/27/2015 - Administration Drilling Plan Would Expose Eastern Seaboard, Atlantic and Arctic Waters to Blowout Risk

1/27/2015 - Monarch Butterfly Numbers Show Migration Still at Grave Risk, Despite Uptick

1/26/2015 - NRDC Welcomes Long-Sought Uranium Mining Safeguards, Calls for Improvements

1/25/2015 - Obama Seeks Wilderness Designation for Coastal Plain of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

1/22/2015 - New Bipartisan Poll: Americans Embrace Climate Action, Clean Energy & Health Protections

1/21/2015 - GOP Admits Climate Change is Real, Where’s Their Plan?

1/20/2015 - President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Dangerous Climate Change

1/20/2015 - President is Right to Focus on Infrastructure Jobs, Not Keystone XL Pipeline

1/15/2015 - Scientific Review Supports New Clean Water Protections

1/13/2015 - NRDC Statement on White House Methane Announcement

1/13/2015 - Congressional Republicans Aiming to Undermine Health, Safety and Environmental Safeguards for the American People

1/12/2015 - Supreme Court Allows Scientifically Sound Protections for California’s Bay-Delta Estuary to Stand

1/9/2015 - NRDC Statement on Gov. Brown's Budget Proposal: Prioritizing Climate Change Solutions

1/9/2015 - House Vote on Keystone Pipeline Shows It Remains in Grip of Big Polluters

1/9/2015 - Nebraska Court Ruling Clears the Way for the President to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

1/8/2015 - Kirk on Climate: Senator’s Comments Deeply Disappointing

1/8/2015 - NRDC: Boxer a Champion for the Environment and Public Health

1/8/2015 - Senate Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Not in the National Interest

1/7/2015 - Making a Killing: California Ivory Sales Largely Illegal, Contributing to Recent Rise in African Elephant Poaching

1/7/2015 - EPA Staying on Course to Complete Climate Pollution Standards

1/6/2015 - Putting the National Interest First

1/5/2015 - NRDC to EPA: Protect our Children! NRDC Sues Agency to Ban Toxic Flea Collars and Pet Products

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