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NRDC Joins Women’s March on Washington as Presenting Environmental Partner

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the Women’s March on Washington announced the Natural Resources Defense Council as a presenting partner focusing on climate action and the protection of our rights to clean air, safe water and healthy communities. Women, low-income communities and people of color frequently bear the heaviest burdens from climate change and industrial pollution. These communities face a greater risk of getting sick, losing their livelihoods, living in poverty, and being displaced when weather disasters strike.

January 12, 2017

New York’s Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Plant to Close

NEW YORK (Jan. 9, 2016) --The troubled and aging Indian Point nuclear power plant located 24 miles north of New York City will be shuttered by April 2021 under a negotiated agreement announced today by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The plan to replace electricity generation from the two reactors will focus on clean, renewable energy with no net increase in carbon emissions, according to the governor.

January 09, 2017

NRDC’s Suh Calls on Americans to Fight Trump Admin. And GOP Assaults on Health, Environment

Natural Resources Defense Council President Rhea Suh today called on Americans to join an all-out fight for our nation’s health and environmental protections that could face the worst executive and legislative assault in history by GOP lawmakers and the incoming Trump administration.

January 05, 2017

China Promises to Ban Ivory Trade by December 31, 2017

BEIJING — In the most important step yet to ending the global ivory trade, the Chinese government today announced a one-year timeline for its promised ivory ban. According to the notice, China will begin phasing out registered legal ivory processors and traders by March 31, 2017 and shut down its legal commercial ivory trade completely by December 31, 2017.

December 30, 2016

Obama Creates Bears Ears and Gold Butte Monuments

WASHINGTON – President Obama today designated two new national monuments in the West.

December 28, 2016

While Michigan Ignores Judge’s Order for Safe Water, Flint Residents Go Back to Court Seeking Emergency Action

CHICAGO – As Michigan ignores a court order requiring “immediate” action to secure safe drinking water for Flint, residents and organizations filed an emergency motion to force the State of Michigan and City of Flint to comply. The court has ordered the State and City to respond to this motion by noon on Friday, December 23.

December 21, 2016

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Deputy Director, Clean Power Plan Initiative

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