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Kari Birdseye

kbirdseye@nrdc.org
415-875-8243
California advocacy and California climate change policy, natural climate solutions

Jesús Canchola Sánchez

jcanchola@nrdc.org
312-847-6808
Midwestern regional issues

Emily Deanne

edeanne@nrdc.org
202-717-8288
Energy efficiency and decarbonization, buildings, food and agriculture

Mark Drajem

mdrajem@nrdc.org
202-289-2436
Power sector, transportation and vehicles, renewable energy, nuclear power

Janet Fang

jfang@nrdc-china.org
+86 10 5927 0688
China-based climate, energy and wildlife

Anne Hawke

ahawke@nrdc.org
202-329-1463
International issues, green finance, climate adaptation, LNG, air policy

Margie Kelly

mkelly@nrdc.org
541-222-9699
Water, Canada, toxics

Ivan Moreno

imoreno@nrdc.org
312-651-7932
Environmental justice and Chicago-based environmental issues

Ben Schaefer

bschaefer@NRDC.org 
708-446-1605 
Industrial and emerging energy policy, hydrogen, energy transmission/RTOs, renewables and siting

Andrew Scibetta

ascibetta@NRDC.org
202-289-2421
Lands, oceans, wildlife

Jake Thompson

jthompson@nrdc.org
202-289-2387
Western regional issues

Rita Yelda

ryelda@nrdc.org
212-727-4427
Eastern regional issues

EPA Issues Awards for Crucial Clean Energy Finance Program

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the award winners for two of three grant competitions it held last year to distribute funds from a $27 billion financing program created by the Inflation Reduction Act known as the…

EPA Issues Truck Pollution Standards

Press ReleaseUnited States
The Environmental Protection Agency released standards to reduce tailpipe emissions from new heavy-duty trucks. These final standards follow a recent federal strategy to build out a national zero emission freight corridor network, which will put the nation on the road…

New Rule Targets Methane Waste On Federal Lands

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — In an effort to curb dirty methane pollution, the Bureau of Land Management released a new rule that charges industry operators for unnecessarily wasting publicly owned methane on federal and tribal lands. Right now, more than 150 billion…

Clean Freight Means Cleaner Air

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – The Biden administration released a plan to establish Zero-Emission Freight Corridors along some of the most-traveled and polluted freight routes in the country. With the federal government directing funding to these routes, these corridors will help speed up…

California Court Rules Kern County Oil, Gas Permitting Scheme Illegal

Press ReleaseFresno
A California appeals court ruled unanimously today that Kern County violated the law by using a flawed environmental review for its local oil and gas ordinance designed to fast-track permitting. This is the second time the court has ruled that…

EPA’s New Approach on Power Plant Pollution

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency said today that it will be taking a new approach to tackling pollution from existing gas power plants, while holding firm on its timeline to finalize standards for carbon pollution from existing coal and…

Regulators Move to Reject Proposed LNG Storage Facility in Albuquerque

Press ReleaseNew Mexico
A top hearing examiner today recommended that the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission reject a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas storage facility in northwest Albuquerque on grounds that it is not needed, provides no public benefit, and has…

EPA’s Carbon Standards Are a Powerful Tool

Press ReleaseUnited States
The EPA’s standards to curb carbon emissions from power plants are crucial to addressing climate change. Strong and comprehensive rules are needed to address this major source of carbon pollution.

Biden Administration Strengthens Health Standard for Soot Pollution

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule today to tighten one national limit for soot pollution in the United States. It set the annual health standard for soot, otherwise known as fine particulate matter air pollution, or PM2.5…

NRDC to Congress: The Pause on New LNG Export Permits is Commonsense Move

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Biden administration’s recent pause on Department of Energy approvals of new LNG export permits is a sensible update, NRDC will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security, in a hearing convening today. The…

NRDC Report: How Local Leaders Can Shape Infrastructure Spending

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – With historic federal infrastructure funding available, local communities have an unprecedented opportunity to address the twin challenges of inequity and climate change, according to a new report from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council).

NRDC Report: Repeatedly Flooded Homes Demonstrate Policy Failures

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – A rapidly increasing number of federally insured properties have flooded repeatedly, a sign of the need for state and federal action to improve protections for homeowners, an NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) analysis shows.

Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit to Reverse EPA Protections for Bristol Bay

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
The United States Supreme Court today rejected the State of Alaska’s unusual lawsuit seeking to challenge, directly in that court, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act veto of the Pebble Mine. The decision means any challenge to EPA’s…