WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump called for creating jobs, restoring government to the people and investing in the economy of tomorrow in his inaugural address today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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