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IUU Fishing Poll Memo 2022 (PDF)

In May 2022, FM3 completed a survey of 1,812 likely November voters in the Pacific Northwest to assess views of Congressional action that would address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and associated human rights abuses in the global seafood...

Sustainable Ford Site Redevelopment - Report (PDF)

This report presents recommendations for implementing a comprehensive and sustainable redevelopment of the Ford site in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which closed in 2011. These guidelines were generated through the synthesis of the current thinking and previous planning documents for the...

Principles for Lead Service Line Replacements (PDF)

Proposed by NRDC and other organizations in the public health, environmental and environmental justice communities, this set of principles for the replacement of leads service lines aims to ensure that the efforts to replace these lead pipes in communities across...

Review of the Pebble Mine Project Economic Contribution Assessment (PDF)

This technical memorandum, prepared for NRDC by Richard Borden of Midgard Environmental Services, LLC, summarizes conclusions from a review of the Economic Contribution Assessment completed by IHS Markit in February 2022 for Northern Dynasty Minerals Limited (NDM).

Complaint in NRDC v. McCarthy (PDF)

Legal filings
Federal district court complaint filed on 4/22/16 against EPA for failing to review and approve revisions to California's water quality standards.

Ensuring a Future for Canada’s Grizzly Bears - Report (PDF)

This joint report from the David Suzuki Foundation and NRDC looks at the dangerous impacts of excessive grizzly bear trophy hunting in Canadian national parks. The death toll affects populations on both sides of the national border, as many bears...

NRDC Comments on the Montana Wolf Hunt - 2010 (PDF)

Wolf hunts in the Northern Rockies threaten to undermine one of the greatest conservation successes in history. Wolf populations in the region have come very close to reaching sustainable levels, however state managed hunts may prevent populations from reaching those...