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“Floor It:” NRDC Poll Shows Broad Bipartisan Backing for Clean Cars and Clean Transportation

WASHINGTON – Cars and trucks are a leading source of carbon pollution in the U.S. and a poll released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that Americans of all political views overwhelmingly endorse two Obama Administration initiatives to put the brakes on that climate pollutant. The administration is pushing for cleaner cars that use less fuel and clean transportation planning, which could usher in safe bikeways, pedestrian walkways and public transit.

August 04, 2016

New York Gets Historic “50 by 30” Clean Energy Standard

NEW YORK – The New York Public Service Commission today issued an order requiring that 50 percent of New York’s electricity come from renewable, clean energy resources like wind and solar power by 2030.

August 01, 2016

Federal Court: Navy Must Limit Long-Range Sonar Use to Protect Marine Mammal

SAN FRANCISCO – In a unanimous rebuke, the Ninth Circuit court ruled Friday that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) had illegally approved a permit authorizing the Navy to use its high-intensity long-range sonar – called low-frequency active sonar (or LFA) – in more than 70 percent of the world’s oceans. Designed for submarine detection over vast expanses of deep sea, LFA has the capacity to expose thousands of square miles – and everything in it – to dangerous levels of noise.

Federal Court Gives Green Light to Flint Drinking Water Case

DETROIT – A federal judge today signaled that the first Safe Drinking Water Act case on the Flint water crisis could proceed over protests from the City of Flint and the Michigan state officials.

July 08, 2016

How Safe is Your Drinking Water? NRDC Report Documents Widespread Lead Violations

WASHINGTON—More than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015, according to a groundbreaking Natural Resources Defense Council report. The problem could be significantly more pervasive because many more water systems known to have such violations — including that in Flint, Michigan — do not even show up as having lead violations in the government database designed to track such problems, according to NRDC scientists and health experts.

June 28, 2016

NRDC Joins PG&E, Labor & Other Enviro Groups in Historic Proposal to Replace California Nuclear Plant with Efficiency, Renewables

SAN FRANCISCO—The Natural Resources Defense Council today signed a historic proposal with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), labor unions, and other environmental groups to replace Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant with zero-emissions energy--including energy efficiency, wind, and solar power--within nine years, marking the first time any nuclear facility retirement has included such a commitment.

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Karen Hobbs

Senior Policy Analyst, Water program

Aliya Haq

Deputy Director, Clean Power Plan Initiative

Dana Gunders

Staff Scientist, Food & Agriculture program

David Pettit

Senior Attorney, Southern California Air program