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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…

Most Public Comments submitted on Safe Drinking Water Rule in History

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, as the public comment period closed for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) to address the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis, it is clear that the overwhelming majority of comments support 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…

FERC approves Major Milestone for Western Grid Integration

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – Federal regulators yesterday approved a new program that will allow utilities in the western U.S. to share resources more efficiently. The new Extended Day-Ahead Market (EDAM) allows utilities to buy and sell electricity for the following day, helping…

NRDC: COP28 Sends Clear Message: Twilight for Fossil Fuels

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON — Global climate talks concluded in Dubai with an agreement to triple renewable energy, double the pace of energy-efficiency gains, phase-out fossil fuels, and end deforestation and forest degradation as part of a larger long-term strategy to steadily reduce…

US Announces Over $1 Billion for Global Methane Reduction

Press ReleaseInternational
U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced today that the United States, the European Union, and other entities have mobilized over $1 billion in new grant funding for methane action. The grants are focused on lower income countries…

Countries Establish Historic Loss and Damage Fund

Press ReleaseInternational
DUBAI - On the opening day of the COP28 UN climate summit, governments adopted the governing instrument to formally establish a new fund to support particularly vulnerable countries dealing with loss and damage resulting from climate change. An initial group…