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Testimony of Mae Wu on Bottled Water, September 10, 2008 (PDF)

NRDC Attorney Mae Wu testifies before a Senate subcommittee that the bottled water that millions of Americans drink each day is allowed to contain more toxic chemicals than tap water. Wu calls for testing bottled water and labels that would...

Testimony of Kate Sinding on Natural Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale (PDF)

Testimony of Kate Sinding, Deputy Director of the Urban East Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, before the Department of Environmental Conservation on November 10, 2009. This testimony addresses the draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (dSGEIS) governing natural gas drilling...

Statement on the Amended Renewable Fuel Standard - Testimony (PDF)

Testimony by Nathanael Greene before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality on May 6, 2008, on the importance of the minimum lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions standards and land and wildlife...

Testimony on Implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard (PDF)

Testimony by NRDC Senior Policy Analyst, Nathanael Greene, before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, October 24, 2007. This testimony address the environmental promises and challenges of biofuels, the general policies needed to get biofuels right...