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Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework (2024) - Brief (PDF)

Issue Brief
This briefing note outlines the need and vision for a Glasgow Declaration Accountability Framework (GDAF), which would establish mechanisms for promoting equitable, effective, truly global implementation of the 2030 goals of halting and reversing deforestation and land degradation. The brief...

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...

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...

Labor Unions Urge adoption of A Strong Lead and Copper Rule - Letter (PDF)

Letters
A letter to Administrator Michael Regan, o n behalf of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, and the National Education Association, urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency to adopt...

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.

Letter to EPA supporting strong Lead and Copper Rule (PDF)

Letters
In this letter, 79 organizations (including NRDC) urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to weaken an upcoming Safe Drinking Water Act rule based on water utilities’ exaggerated and misplaced concerns about costs. The letter urges EPA to ensure...