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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

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…

Destructive Alaska Oil Expansion Has No Place in Energy Future

Press ReleaseAlaska
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Biden administration is expected to take a step toward a massive expansion of oil drilling on Alaska’s Western slope, according to media reports, with the imminent release of a final environmental impact statement on ConocoPhillips’ destructive…

EPA Protects Bristol Bay, Alaska with Pebble Mine Veto

Press ReleaseAlaska
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden Administration today dealt a blow to the massive and controversial gold and copper mining project in Bristol Bay, Alaska called the Pebble Mine. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Final Determination under Section 404(c)…

NY’s New Rule Paves the Path for Clean Cars

Press ReleaseNew York
ALBANY, NY – Today, New York State became the latest state to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which ensures that by 2035 every new car and truck sold in the state will be zero-emission. This will result in a reduction in harmful greenhouse…

NY Crypto Moratorium Gets Governor’s Signature

Press ReleaseNew York
ALBANY, NY – Today Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a limited, two-year moratorium on crypto mining operations in New York State. Under the new bill, the Department of Environmental Conservation will also be required to study the environmental impacts…

Manchin Asks to Withdraw Radical Pipeline Measure

Press ReleaseVirginia, West Virginia
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a stunning last-minute reversal in the lead up to a vote on a federal government spending measure, Senator Joe Manchin has requested the withdrawal of his controversial proposed text that would have rubber stamped the Mountain…

Congress Should Reject Radical Permitting Proposal

Press ReleaseVirginia, West Virginia
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Joe Manchin’s legislative text on fossil fuel infrastructure permitting, released after weeks of speculation about a potential measure, is similar to proposals already made public, but significantly worse in that it adds draconian new language mandating…

Extension for Mountain Valley Pipeline is Not in the Public Interest

Press ReleaseVirginia, West Virginia
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted a four-year extension for construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline through October of 2026. The project’s FERC certificate was set to expire in October.

Gov. Cuomo Blocks Williams Pipeline for Third Time

Press ReleaseNew York
ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today blocked the Williams Pipeline from moving forward. This decision comes after nearly three years of unrelenting grassroots advocacy in opposition to the fossil…

Cuomo Administration Takes Next Step in Making Fracking Ban Official

Press ReleaseNew York
NEW YORK, NY (May 13, 2015)—Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation today took the next step toward making the state’s fracking ban official, releasing its final environmental impact review of the proposed heavy industrial activity in New York.

NEW POLL: 8 in 10 New Yorkers Support State’s Fracking Moratorium

Press ReleaseNew York
NEW YORK (October 7, 2014) – A new statewide poll of New Yorkers found that nearly eight in 10 support the state’s moratorium on fracking, amidst widespread concern over the safety of the practice. At the same time, the overwhelming…