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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

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

Rita Yelda

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

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NRDC: Youngkin Goes Above the Law for Big Oil

Press ReleaseVirginia
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced today that he will halt Clean Cars Rules which aim to deliver cleaner cars and lower fuel costs to Virginians.

Environmental Groups Challenge Highway Expansion Project in Court

Press ReleaseCalifornia
Environmental groups filed suit today to challenge the Yolo I-80 highway expansion project. Citing a flawed environmental impact report that understates the true impacts to traffic, climate and air quality, the groups petitioned the courts to require Caltrans to redo…

Colorado Reducing Housing Costs by Removing Parking Mandates

Press ReleaseUnited States
DENVER – Colorado lawmakers passed important legislation today that will reduce the cost of housing, expand housing options near transit, curb urban sprawl, and encourage more sustainable transportation options. Passage of HB-1304 Minimum Parking Requirements removes minimum parking requirements for…

Colorado Must Pass Transit Services Bill

Press ReleaseUnited States
A crucial bill has been introduced in the Colorado Legislature establishing millions of dollars in annual funding to improve transit service such as more frequent buses and trains in Colorado, which would cut pollution and expand transportation options. SB24-230 would…

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…

Groups Urge NM State Board to Continue Clean Car Standards

Press ReleaseNew Mexico
The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) should vote this week to reject a challenge to newly enacted clean car standards, which will bring more electric vehicles to the state and deliver substantial benefits directly to New Mexicans. These benefits…

Clean Cars Standards Deliver Cleaner Air

Press ReleaseUnited States
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest set of clean car standards that will cut carbon emissions and other tailpipe pollutants starting in 2027. These final standards will deliver major carbon reductions, save drivers money on fuel and maintenance…

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).

Radhika Fox Departing EPA [NRDC Reaction]

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Radhika Fox announced that she will be leaving the Agency next month.

DOT is Putting Transportation on the Right Track 

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation released a key rule last week that will require states to measure greenhouse gas pollution from highway systems and set targets to lower those emissions.