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California advocacy and California climate change policy, natural climate solutions

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Midwestern regional issues

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Energy efficiency and decarbonization, buildings, food and agriculture

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Power sector, transportation and vehicles, renewable energy, nuclear power

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China-based climate, energy and wildlife

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International issues, green finance, climate adaptation, LNG, air policy

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Water, Canada, toxics

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Environmental justice and Chicago-based environmental issues

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Western regional issues

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Eastern regional issues

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NRDC: Hochul Commits to Removing Barriers to Climate Act Goals

Press ReleaseNew York
In her 2024 State of the State, Governor Hochul committed to key elements of the NY HEAT Act by supporting the removal of existing statutory conflicts with New York’s 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

Judge Approves Multi-Million Dollar Clean-Up for Penobscot River

Press ReleaseMaine
BANGOR, ME — Today, a Federal District Court in Maine approved a settlement that requires Mallinckrodt US LLC to pay for mercury remediation in the Penobscot River Estuary, concluding a more than two decade long legal fight led by Maine…

U.S. Launches Trade Complaint Over Mexico’s Failure to Protect Vaquita

Press ReleaseMexico
WASHINGTON— U.S. Trade Representative Catherine Tai formally requested environmental consultations with Mexico today over its illegal fishing. Aimed at protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, the request is the first step under the enforcement and dispute mechanism of the United…

COP26: U.S. & China Pledge Climate Action this Decisive Decade

Press ReleaseChina, United States
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – The United States and China announced plans today at global climate talks in Glasgow to work together this decade on controlling climate pollution, reducing deforestation and advancing clean energy to address the climate crisis.

COP15: China Announces Steps to Help Address the Biodiversity and Climate Crises

Press ReleaseChina
WASHINGTON – During global biodiversity talks at COP15 in Kunming, China, on Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a new international fund to support biodiversity protection in developing countries, and stronger protections within China’s national park system, which provides habitat…

Groups File Proposed Settlement in Penobscot River Mercury Clean-Up Case

Press ReleaseMaine
BANGOR, Maine – The Maine People’s Alliance (MPA), NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and Mallinckrodt US LLC today filed a proposed consent decree to settle more than two decades of litigation over mercury contamination in the Penobscot River estuary. If…

Groups Sue Trump Administration for Rollback of Bird Protections

Press ReleaseNew York
NEW YORK – To reinstate bedrock protections for more than 1,000 species of waterfowl, raptors and songbirds, NRDC and partners filed a lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York challenging the Trump administration’s radical reinterpretation of the Migratory…