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Briefer on Presidential Withdrawal Under OSCLA Sec. 12(a) (PDF)

Policy guide
This is a briefing memo by NRDC and our partner, Earthjustice, explaining the presidents' authority to withdraw areas of America's Outer Continental Shelf from consideration for oil and gas leasing, either permanently or for a limited time. It includes a...

Comments on the Urban Water Use Efficiency Recommendations (PDF)

Comments submitted by NRDC and other environmental organizations on the Urban Water Use Efficiency Recommendations in the Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life: Implementing Executive Order B-37-16 Public Review Draft.

Plaintiffs’ Emergency Motion to Enforce Preliminary Injunction (PDF)

Legal filings
The State of Michigan and City of Flint have not complied with the preliminary injunction of November 10, 2016, ordering that they ensure all Flint residents have properly installed faucet filters or bottled water delivered to their homes on a...

Comments on HUD's Proposed Rule on Floodplain Management (PDF)

Comments submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on the proposed rule, "Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands; Minimum Property Standards for Flood Hazard Exposure; Building to the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard," aimed increasing the nation’s resilience...

Letter Opposing the SCRUB Act (PDF)

Letter submitted by David Goldston on behalf of NRDC to the House Judiciary Committee opposing the draft bill, the "Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2014."

Impacted Public Water System Leak Detection Directive - Letter (PDF)

In order to manage the regional water supply in New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection requested public water systems in drought affected counties to complete interconnection flow tests, leak detection survey and repairs, and to provide certified percentage of unaccounted-for-water.