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NRDC: Are Leading TV Manufacturers Exploiting Weaknesses in the Federal Energy-Use Test to Hide True Energy Costs?

SAN FRANCISCO – There are flaws in the government’s method for testing the energy use of televisions and three major TV manufacturers representing half of the U.S. market appear to be exploiting them, which could cost owners of recently purchased models an extra $1.2 billion on their utility bills, according to an analysis released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

September 21, 2016

Obama Creates First U.S Atlantic Marine Monument off New England Coast

WASHINGTON – President Obama today established America’s first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean, designating a 4,900 square-mile ocean area about 150 miles southeast of the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

September 15, 2016

Groups Ask Federal Court to Take Emergency Action, As Many Flint Residents Remain Without Safe Drinking Water

DETROIT, MI – More than two years into the Flint water crisis, a federal judge will hear arguments today on the need for emergency action on behalf of many Flint residents who remain unable to obtain safe drinking water for their daily needs due to transportation or other access issues. Seeking to secure delivery of safe bottled water to people’s homes, Flint residents, an organization of pastors and national advocacy groups will be in court to ask a federal judge to order city and state officials to ensure all Flint residents can get the safe drinking water they need.

September 14, 2016

Global Experts Call for the Close of All Domestic Ivory Markets

HONOLULU — After a series of delays and diplomatic maneuvering, the World Conservation Congress today adopted a motion that calls on all countries to close their legal domestic markets for elephant ivory.

September 10, 2016

Gov. Brown Signs Historic Climate Package

LOS ANGELES , CA – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed historic legislation to establish North America’s most aggressive emissions reduction targets, requiring California—the world’s sixth-largest economy—to reduce carbon pollution to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

September 08, 2016

NRDC President: U.S.-China Paris Approval Marks “Pivotal Moment for our Planet”

WASHINGTON – The joint formal approval today of the Paris Climate Agreement by the United States and China marks a crucial milestone, signaling that the largest contributors of climate pollution are committed to protecting future generations from catastrophic climate change.

September 03, 2016

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Karen Hobbs

Senior Policy Analyst, Water program

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Deputy Director, Clean Power Plan Initiative

Dana Gunders

Staff Scientist, Food & Agriculture program

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Senior Attorney, Southern California Air program