SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today rejected much of an historic joint proposal to retire and replace the state’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, with lower-cost, pollution-free alternatives, instead removing critical elements to protect the climate, plant workers, and surrounding communities.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s controversial proposal designed to prop up aging and financially failing coal and nuclear plants.
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will announce a Draft Proposed Plan today for offshore leasing through 2022 that would subject publicly owned coastal waters to dangerous and dirty oil and gas drilling.
New Mapping Tool Links Chinese Factory Environmental Impact to Brand Name Retailers; Bold Embrace of Radical Transparency Driving New Wave of Corporate Sustainability
NEW YORK, NY – Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the U.S. and the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in China launched the IPE Green Supply Chain Map, the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers’ environmental performance. Based on publicly available data from the Chinese government, IPE’s database and map provide real-time data and historical trends in air pollution emissions and wastewater discharge for nearly 15,000 major industrial facilities in China and access to environmental supervision records for over half a million more.
WASHINGTON - The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance—together with Earthjustice on behalf of nine other groups—today filed a lawsuit to block the Trump administration from revoking Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument
SAN FRANCISCO - A coalition of conservation and tribal citizen groups today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging the Trump Administration’s suspension of the Bureau of Land Management’s Waste Prevention Rule and seeking to have these protections put back in place. The rule requires companies drilling on public and tribal lands to use common-sense, proven measures to reduce natural gas that is leaked, vented or flared.
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