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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.

Toxic Chemicals Law to Get Needed Update, but Public Safety Will Depend on Implementation

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers unveiled an agreement today to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a 1976 law governing the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of toxic chemicals.

May 23, 2016

Federal Bill Would Make Food Expiration Dates Less Confusing, Reduce Waste

WASHINGTON – A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate and House today would make expiration date labeling on food less confusing, helping to eliminate a key cause of consumer food waste in the U.S.

May 18, 2016

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