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Coal Plants Earned $1 Billion For Knocking Cheaper Midwest Wind Offline

Press ReleaseIndiana
CARMEL, IN – New analysis commissioned by the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) shows that customers throughout the central United States paid more than $1 billion in excess energy costs and lost out on nearly 400 megawatts of wind capacity…

Permitting Bill Is a Fossil Fuel Wolf in Clean Energy Clothing

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – This week Senators Joe Manchin and John Barrasso announced a permitting reform bill - the Energy Permitting Reform Act of 2024 - that would dramatically alter the processes for reviewing the impacts of energy projects in the United…

NRDC: D.C. Circuit Keeps Power Plant Rules Moving

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – In a win for the climate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit turned down a motion from industry groups and some states to pause implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon rules for…

OSHA Proposes Heat Protections for Workers

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Biden administration’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration proposed the first-ever federal standards to address the risks of heat to workers. The proposed protections, already years in the making, come as climate-fueled heat waves struck much of the…

BLM Poised to Protect 28 Million Acres of Alaska Public Lands 

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2024) – The Biden Administration is one step closer to protecting 28 million acres of Alaska’s public lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement today that recommended maintaining protections from…

NRDC: House Majority Puts Head in the Sand with New Appropriations Bills

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON - With a climate-fueled heat wave creating emergency conditions across the nation, the House Appropriations Committee majority decided to release government appropriations bills that would inflict reckless spending cuts, halt efforts to fight climate change – and undercut work…

NRDC Report: How Retailers are Selling Forest Destruction 

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — U.S. retailers are failing their customers and the planet by selling toilet paper, paper towels, and other goods sourced from climate-critical forests, according to a new NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) report. Selling the World’s Forests details how…

Multi-Hundred Million Dollar Clean-Up of Penobscot River Begins

Press ReleaseMaine
The court-appointed Trustee directing work to remediate mercury in the Penobscot River Estuary has announced thirteen Beneficial Environmental Projects (BEPs) that will receive funding to begin delivering tangible benefits to affected communities and ecosystems.

Senate Restores FERC to a Full Five Commissioners

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – Today the Senate confirmed three new commissioners to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC:) Judy Chang, David Rosner, and Lindsay See.

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.

NRDC Report: Cleaner Cars Drive Benefits for Health and Wallets

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – The clean car policies of the Biden administration will deliver unprecedented benefits to the American people, including billions of dollars of savings, more vehicle options and less pollution, a new report from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) shows.