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Trump Flunks on Protecting Health and Environment by Naming Pruitt to EPA

WASHINGTON (Dec. 7, 2016) – President-elect Trump is naming Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to news reports.

December 07, 2016

Safe Drinking Water in Flint Should Not Come at Expense of California’s Jobs or Environment

WASHINGTON – Representative Kevin McCarthy, with the agreement of Senator Dianne Feinstein, is trying to insert language today into the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill that would jeopardize funding aimed at helping Flint, Michigan replace its lead-contaminated water system.

December 05, 2016

NRDC Annual Energy Report: The U.S. "Clean Energy Revolution" Is Making Historic Gains and Will Not Be Reversed

WASHINGTON – America’s transition to a clean energy economy is irrevocably underway and delivering deep pollution reductions, with coal use at record lows but renewable energy higher than ever, according to the Fourth Annual Energy Report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). One sign of how far things have advanced: more than one-fifth of the U.S. population lives in a state with a goal of at least 50 percent renewable energy.

December 05, 2016

Critical Victory for Standing Rock Sioux

WASHINGTON – The Army Corps of Engineers denied today a key easement permit under Lake Oahe for Energy Transfer Partners. This decision is a major victory from the Standing Rock Sioux, who have been fighting to protect their land, water and heritage from a stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline that Energy Transfer Partners seeks to build under their sovereign nation. The Corps is expected to undertake an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes.

December 04, 2016

Federal Court Orders Bottled Water Delivery for Flint Residents

DETROIT, MI – Federal judge David M. Lawson today ordered the Michigan state officials and the City of Flint to deliver bottled water door-to-door to homes in Flint, a victory for residents who have been living without access to safe drinking water for more than two years. Until this point, the burden of tracking down safe drinking water every day has been resting on residents, an exhausting struggle that has disrupted their lives and sense of normalcy.

November 10, 2016

NRDC Report: Latinos Are Especially Hard-hit by Climate Change

WASHINGTON – The nation’s 56 million Latinos are especially vulnerable to the health threats posed by climate change because of where they live, work and lack access to health care, a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council said. Latinos therefore stand to benefit greatly from concerted efforts to reduce carbon pollution, which fuels global warming, according to “Nuestro Futuro: Climate Change and U.S. Latinos.”

October 13, 2016

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Deputy Director, Clean Power Plan Initiative

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Senior Scientist, Food & Agriculture program

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Senior Attorney, Southern California Air program