Newark’s Lead in Drinking Water Contamination Recalls Flint Crisis; Local and National Groups Challenge Officials for a Stronger Response
NEWARK – Newark’s drinking water lead levels are among the highest recorded by a large water system in the United States in recent years, and not enough is being done to respond to the water crisis, according to a coalition of local and national organizations. Efforts by the groups to secure greater transparency, including a public meeting to discuss plans to address the lead contamination with Newark’s Mayor, Ras J. Baraka and officials at the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities, have failed.
NRDC “80 by 50” Report: Dramatically Boosting Clean Energy Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution 80% for a Safer Climate Future
While President Trump retreats, NRDC’s groundbreaking blueprint calls for major climate action to slash greenhouse gases & increase energy efficiency, wind and solar power and super-clean vehicles; yielding benefits 7 times the cost
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke advised President Trump to shrink the boundaries of at least four national monuments, according to a leaked memo he submitted upon concluding an agency review. Zinke also proposed subjecting several of the country’s most treasured public lands and waters to drilling, logging, commercial fishing and other destruction.
Natural Resources Defense Council and two other groups today sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), accusing it of unlawfully delaying a rule that would increase penalties for carmakers that violate fuel economy standards. The agency's delay is letting auto manufacturers off with a slap on the wrist when they exceed standards that are saving drivers money at the pump and reducing pollution.
EPA Should Listen to Americans that Support Clean Cars and Healthier Communities
WASHINGTON – The Natural Resources Defense Council, together with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and Cape Fear River Watch, have sued the Trump administration over its rules for regulating toxic chemicals in consumer products and in the workplace.
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