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Governor Newsom Announces Executive Order to Address Biodiversity Crisis

Press ReleaseCalifornia
Sacramento - Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order announcing new actions in the fight against climate change and to protect biodiversity. The Executive Order includes a statewide “30 by 30” conservation goal, which was the focus of Assembly bill…

Court Derails Trump Administration’s Efforts to Take More Water from Bay-Delta

Press ReleaseCalifornia
SACRAMENTO – The Federal Court for the Eastern District of California granted in part a preliminary injunction yesterday against the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase water diversions from California’s Bay-Delta, which threaten endangered species including winter-run Chinook salmon, Delta Smelt…

Trump Rolls Back Endangered Species Act Protections During Trip to California

Press ReleaseCalifornia
SACRAMENTO – During a visit to California today, President Trump moved forward with implementing Endangered Species Act permits (known as biological opinions) that dramatically weaken environmental protections for salmon and other imperiled species in California’s Bay-Delta Watershed. The State of…

NRDC Report: Is California Doing Enough to Manage Drought?

Press ReleaseCalifornia
SAN FRANCISCO (December 14, 2015) – A report card released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that the state is making mixed progress, and, in some cases, failing to invest in 21st century solutions that would promote…

NRDC’s Award-Winning Film WILD THINGS to Premiere on Pivot

Press ReleaseCalifornia
LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2015) – The award-winning documentary film, Wild Things, produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will premiere on Participant Media’s television network, Pivot, as part of “Doc Watch:” Wednesdays on May 13 at 9 p.m…

Court Rules Navy War Games Violate Law Protecting Whales and Dolphins

Press ReleaseCalifornia
LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2015) —A federal court today announced that the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coast of Southern California and Hawaii illegally harm more than 60 whale, dolphin, seal, and sea lion populations. The U.S…

Review Period for Deeply Flawed Bay Delta Conservation Plan Ends Today

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LOS ANGELES (July 29, 2014) – The opportunity for public input on the controversial, poorly-designed Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) ends today after a 228-day public review and comment period, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The proposed…