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GGRF CCIA Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

Overview
This is an overview of the Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and...

GGRF SFA Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

Overview
This is an overview of the Solar for All (SFA) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and philanthropy...

GGRF NCIF Overview & What Now - May 2024 (PDF)

Overview
This is an overview of the National Clean Investment Fund (NCIF) program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The overview also includes specific actions advocates, community-based organizations and project developers, state and local governments, and...

Craft Brewers Farm Bill Letter (PDF)

Letters
Thirty members of NRDC's Brewers for Clean Water Campaign sent a letter urging Congressional leaders to support water pollution reduction programs in this year's Farm Bill.

Busy People Love Leftovers

Issue PaperDenverAndrea Collins, Stacy Woods

A community-based social marketing campaign aims to reduce food waste in Denver.

Flint Water Crisis: Everything You Need to Know

GuideFlintMelissa Denchak
After officials repeatedly dismissed claims that Flint’s water was making people sick, residents took action. Here’s how the lead contamination crisis unfolded—and what we can learn from it.

GGRF Lenders Opposition Letter to H.R. 1023 (PDF)

Letters
In a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, 15 organizations that represent thousands of community-based lending institutions express their opposition to H.R. 1023, a bill that would repeal the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

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…

Losing Ground: Severe Repetitive Flooding in the United States

OverviewUnited StatesAnna Weber
There are many ways that repeatedly flooded homes can be made safer from flooding, but the federal government’s efforts are not keeping pace with increasing flood risk. The result is a steadily growing number of properties that flood over and…

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.