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Trump Budget Betrays Our Values and Puts Polluters First

"Trump’s slash and burn budget puts polluters first and the rest of us dead last," said Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

May 23, 2017

NRDC, Partners Sue Trump Administration over Order to Remove Arctic and Atlantic Drilling Ban

WASHINGTON – The Natural Resources Defense Council and Earthjustice filed a lawsuit today challenging President Trump's executive order of April 27 that aims to open the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, and potentially other areas, to oil and gas leasing. The groups filed the complaint in federal court in Alaska on behalf of a coalition of indigenous and environmental groups.

May 11, 2017

REPORT: Nearly One in Four Americans’ Drinking Water Comes from Untested or Contaminated Systems

WASHINGTON – 77 million people—roughly a quarter of the U.S. population—spread across all 50 states were served by water systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015, according to a report issued today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The offenses ranged from arsenic to nitrate contamination, and included often-serious failures to test or report contamination levels. A new threat to the nation’s water supplies comes in the form of dramatic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 budget—including programs designed to safeguard our nation’s drinking water—despite President Trump’s recognition that “crystal clear water” is vitally important to the country.

May 02, 2017

KFC to Clean Up Antibiotics Practices in Chicken Supply by End of 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Fried Chicken—the largest chicken-on-the-bone quick service restaurant in the U.S.—today committed to phasing out chicken raised with antibiotics important to human medicine in its U.S. stores by the end of 2018. The announcement follows a national call to action launched by the Natural Resources Defense Council nearly a year ago that urged the company to improve its antibiotics policies.

April 07, 2017

Court Upholds California’s Landmark Cap-and-Trade Program

Carbon auctions are not an illegal tax, state appeals court rules

April 06, 2017

NRDC Takes Trump Administration To Court Over Refusal to Ban Pesticide Linked to Learning Disabilities in Children

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to evade a federal court order by refusing to proceed with its proposed ban of chlorpyrifos—a pesticide linked to learning disabilities in children—according to litigation filed today by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network. Just last fall, EPA’s own health analysis of the chemical showed that residues on fruits and vegetables led to exposures in children up to 14,000 percent higher than EPA’s safety limit.

April 05, 2017

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