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Replace Lead Drinking Water Pipes Now - Report (PDF)

Report
The New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning issued a report, No Excuses, NYC: Replace Lead Drinking Water Pipes Now , estimating that one in five New Yorkers may be drinking water transported through lead service lines. Experts agree...

California FY24 LSLR IUP Coalition - Comment Letter (PDF)

Letters
This letter, on behalf of 26 organizations, urges the State Water Resource Control Board to ensure the safe and timely identification and removal of lead service lines. The letter requests the Board to make the revisions to the draft 2023-24...

Building Batteries Better: Doing the Best With Less

ReportUnited StatesJordan Brinn
Reducing the amount of mining needed through improvements in battery technology, second-life applications for vehicle batteries, and better recycling is key to reducing harms caused from battery supply chains.

NRDC Letter to Federal Officials on Mountain Valley Pipeline (PDF)

Letters
NRDC and 25 environment and public interest groups sent a letter on June 22, 2023 to leaders of key federal agencies urging them to impose the highest possible safety and environmental standards available for construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline...

Letter to Congress in Support for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (PDF)

Letters
In a letter sent June 20, 2023, NRDC and 190 other signatories urged members of Congress to maintaining funding for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The Fund’s investments have great potential to expand economic opportunity for rural, traditional energy, Tribal...

Greenhouse Effect 101

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak
By increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, we’re amplifying the planet’s natural greenhouse effect and turning up the dial on global warming.

Comments on EPA’s Proposed MCLs for Six PFAS with Exhibits (PDF)

Comments
NRDC, as part of a coalition of 36 organizations, submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Also included as exhibits are technical comments and further...

What Is Environmental Racism?

GuideUnited States, InternationalMaudlyne Ihejirika
This form of systemic racism disproportionately burdens communities of color.

Waiting Game: How the Interconnection Queue Threatens Renewable Development in PJM

ReportUnited States, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C.Dana Ammann
New NRDC analysis has found that even under recent reforms, the country’s largest grid operator is unlikely to approve new renewable projects quickly enough to meet even mandatory minimum state standards.