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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...

Flooding and Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited StatesMelissa Denchak
A growing number of communities—both coastal and inland—are finding themselves underwater. Extreme weather, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts are increasingly to blame. Here’s a look at what links flooding and our warming world.

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

Water Affordability Business Case Downloadable Tool

OverviewUnited StatesLarry Levine, Ed Osann
To help provide safe and affordable water and sanitation to everyone in their communities, this tool allows utilities to assess the business case for implementing a discount program for low-income customers.

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...

Causes and Effects of Lead in Water

GuideUnited States, Flint, Michigan, IllinoisKeith Mulvihill

How this harmful neurotoxin got into our taps and what it’ll take to get it out.

California FY24 LSLR IUP Coalition - Comment Letter (PDF)

Letters
This letter, on behalf of 26 organizations, urges the State Water Resource Control Board to ensure the safe and timely identification and removal of lead service lines. The letter requests the Board to make the revisions to the draft 2023-24...

Comments on EPA’s Proposed MCLs for Six PFAS with Exhibits (PDF)

Comments
NRDC, as part of a coalition of 36 organizations, submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Also included as exhibits are technical comments and further...

Water Pollution: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak
Our rivers, reservoirs, lakes, and seas are drowning in chemicals, waste, plastic, and other pollutants. Here’s why―and what you can do to help.