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White House Proposes Modern Review and Approval Process

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — White House Senior Advisor for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation John Podesta outlined a comprehensive set of legislative proposals to improve siting and permitting procedures for clean energy facilities and transmission system upgrades.

Colorado Poised to Set First-In-Nation Clean Hydrogen Standards

Press Release
As a national battle broils over the standards for more than $100 billion in federal tax credits for clean hydrogen, the Colorado legislature voted in favor of state tax credits for the use of clean hydrogen. Notably, Colorado’s bill includes…

Court Rules EPA Must Regulate Perchlorate

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, today unanimously ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision against regulating the toxic chemical perchlorate in drinking water was illegal.

California Adopts Regulations to Combat Freight Pollution 

Press ReleaseSacramento
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) took strong action to combat freight pollution by adopting two regulations: the Advanced Clean Fleets Rule and the In-Use Locomotive Rule. These new rules will accelerate the transition towards zero-emission trucks and cut pollution…

NRDC: Senate Votes to Keep Polluting Trucks on the Road

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a Congressional Review Act joint resolution that would overturn emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks that were issued by the Environmental Protection Agency last year.

Leading NGOs Launch Coalition to Advocate for Food Waste Policy

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), and ReFED have partnered to launch the Zero Food Waste Coalition, a national effort focused on informing and influencing policy at…

Senate Must Stop McCarthy’s Debt Ceiling Disaster

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
The House of Representatives voted on Speaker McCarthy’s debt ceiling plan today. The proposal includes provisions to cut clean energy tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act and promote fossil fuels production.

NRDC Report: U.S. Climate Action Delivers Economic Gains

Press ReleaseUnited States
Washington – A new report released today shows that a handful of key strategies can put the United States on the way to its climate goals while delivering billions of dollars in cost savings over the coming decades. These five…

Department of Transportation Denies Special Permit for LNG Project

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey
According to the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Transportation has denied Energy Transfer Partners a special permit to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail from Wyalusing, PA to Gibbstown, NJ.

House Debt Ceiling Plan Threatens Economic and Climate Ruin

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
Today’s proposal from Speaker Kevin McCarthy not only holds our nation hostage with the risk of financial ruin if we fail to address the debt limit, but it also threatens us with climate ruin as well—and will hurt the communities…

EPA Moves to Cut Harmful Tailpipe Pollution

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new tailpipe emission standards for cars and trucks today that will help address the largest source of carbon pollution.