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Jackson Water Crisis

Fact SheetMississippi, JacksonSarah Tallman, Kimberly Leefatt
The drinking water system in Jackson, Mississippi, has suffered from serious safety and reliability problems for decades. Despite recent attention from federal officials, including a lawsuit filed against the city of Jackson in late 2022, the water system’s problems have…

Keystone XL Case Documents

Legal filingsCanada, United States, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska
NRDC and our partners sued the Trump administration three times, preventing every illegal attempt to ram the Keystone XL project through. These are some of the documents associated with our cases.

Court Opinion: Streptomycin Usage (PDF)

Legal filings
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of farmworkers and public-interest groups’ call for reversal of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval of the medically important antibiotic streptomycin as a pesticide on citrus crops.

Advocates Letter for Transmission Planning Rule (PDF)

Letters
Transmission is key to lowering Americans’ electricity bills, improving reliability, and accelerating the transition to a clean grid. We urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to finalize and issue a strong new regulatory framework for transmission planning and cost allocation...

The Indian State of Telangana's Cool Roofs Policy - Factsheet (PDF)

Fact Sheet
This factsheet provides an overview on the Indian state of Telangana's groundbreaking Cool Roof Policy that was launched in 2023. This government policy helps people cope with indoor extreme heat risks, lower household energy burdens from air conditioning, and reduce...

Clean Trade Letter for Sustainable Steel and Aluminum (PDF)

Letters
A letter from a group of environmental advocacy groups to President Biden and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai calling on them to commit to a strong Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum (GASSA) deal with the EU and to...

Edwards Coal-Fired Plant Settlement

Legal filingsIllinois, PeoriaSelena Kyle, Jared Knicley, Alyssa Brown
In 2019, the court approved a settlement that required the E.D. Edwards plant to close and provides $8.6 million in funding for projects to benefit the Peoria region. Read more about these programs and grantees.

Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework - Letter (PDF)

Letters
A letter from Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and a growing coalition of government officials, civil society organizations, and marketplace actors calling on signatories to the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration to support and enable the creation of a Glasgow Declaration Accountability...

Community Clean Mobility Programs Under ACC II

Fact SheetUnited States, New JerseyYeh-Tang Huang, Kathy Harris

Best practices for designing community-based clean mobility programs under the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, in New Jersey and beyond

Appliance Standards Multi-Product Agreement Letter to DOE (PDF)

Letters
A joint letter from appliance manufacturers and efficiency advocates to DOE recommending new energy and water efficiency standards for household products, including clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, cooking products, refrigerators, freezers, and miscellaneous refrigeration products.