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Background Information on the Gulf of Mexico Whale (PDF)

Petition filed by NRDC to the National Marine Fisheries Service urging the listing of the Gulf of Mexico population of Bryde’s whales ( Balaenoptera edeni ) as an endangered species, and designate critical habitat to ensure its recovery, under the...

Joint NGO Comments on EPA’s Proposed Low Priority Chemicals under TSCA (PDF)

These comments were filed jointly by Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, NRDC, Earthjustice and Environmental Health Strategy Center, responding to EPA’s proposal to designate 20 chemicals as “low priority” under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Under TSCA, EPA is required...

NRDC Comments on EPA's NSPS Review Proposal (PDF)

NRDC, Clean Air Task Force, and other groups submitted public comments March 18, 2019, opposing EPA’s proposal to review carbon pollution standards for new coal-fired power plants.

NRDC Comments on North Carolina’s Proposed CDBG-MIT Application (PDF)

North Carolina’s application for $168 million in CDBG-MIT funding from HUD is golden opportunity for the state to expand its climate resilience efforts. Planning activities, development of climate-informed building and zoning codes, updating regulations that take future conditions into account...