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Letter to EPA Regarding New Approach Methods for Chemical Testing (PDF)

Letters
Letter submitted to EPA Administrator Michael Regan from 38 environmental, health, and justice organizations. The letter asks for a meeting with EPA leadership to convey shared concern regarding EPA’s efforts to prematurely reduce or eliminate whole rodent testing of chemicals...

NRDC Comments on EPA’s Draft White Paper "Availability of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)" (PDF)

Comments
Comments to EPA submitted on behalf of NRDC and the 35 groups and individuals which include: farmworker advocates; environmental justice leaders; fenceline community representatives; health professionals; environmental health groups; grassroots activists; lawyers; scientists; and technical experts. The comments conclude that...

Tapping the Power of Wetlands to Secure a Thriving Planet

Issue BriefUnited StatesKate Poole
Even though wetlands cover only about 5 percent of the land in the coterminous United States, they support nearly half of all species federally listed as threatened or endangered, harbor more than 30 percent of plant species, and provide essential…

Powering Toward 100 Percent Clean Power by 2035 - Report (PDF)

Report
NRDC and Evergreen Action launched a report, “Powering Toward 100 Percent Clean Power by 2035,” with new modeling finding that the most effective action the Biden administration can take to tackle power sector carbon pollution is to set ambitious carbon...

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.