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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.

New Mexico Clean Car and Trucks Testimony (PDF)

Testimony
NRDC and allies’ testimony in support of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department (EHD) adopting the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACCII), Advanced Clean Truck (ACT), and Heavy-Medium Duty Low NOx Omnibus (Low...

Energy-Burdened Communities Tool

MapLos Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans, Birmingham, Atlanta, Memphis, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City (Kansas), Chicago, Milwaukee, Flint, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Richmond (Virginia), Greensboro

Energy burden has disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color for decades. NRDC is actively working to bring justice to these communities through this mapping tool.

Opinion Granting NRDC’s Motion for Summary Judgment (PDF)

Legal filings
Opinion granting NRDC’s motion for summary judgment in NRDC et al. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in which NRDC and our partners challenged the FWS's decision not to protect critical habitat for the endangered rusty patched bumble bee.

Complaint Challenging NEPA Review for Lease Sale 258 (PDF)

Legal filings
Complaint filed by NRDC and partner organizations challenging the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Lease Sale 258 in Cook Inlet, Alaska. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), threatening the...

NRDC Polling on a Potential Lead and Copper Rule

PollingIllinois, Missouri, Wisconsin
This nationwide polling survey was conducted nationally and in Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin on opinions on various provisions of a potential lead and copper rule. The poll was conducted in mid-October, 2022.