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Offshore drilling, fossil fuels, federal lands, forest and monuments, clean air policy

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Midwestern regional issues

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Water, Canada

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Oceans, marine mammals, California advocacy and California climate change policy, natural climate solutions

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Energy efficiency and decarbonization

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Western regional issues

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Environmental justice and Chicago-based environmental issues

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China-based climate, energy and wildlife

Ben Schaefer

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Industrial and emerging energy policy, hydrogen, energy transmission/RTOs

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NRDC Launches Ads to Support Climate Standards

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan
These proposed EPA standards target the two largest sources of carbon emissions—and build on the historic investments passed by Congress last year that will support clean energy and cleaner vehicles.

NRDC Statement on PJM Outages During Winter Storm Elliott

Press ReleaseTennessee, North Carolina
NEW YORK - Members of PJM met today to review operational challenges during Winter Storm Elliott from December 23-25, which resulted in rolling outages in Tennessee and North Carolina.

North Carolina Real Estate Commission Petitioned to Disclose Flood History

Press ReleaseNorth Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, NC —The Southern Environmental Law Center today petitioned the North Carolina Real Estate Commission to require sellers to disclose to potential buyers information about past flood damages on behalf of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), North Carolina Justice Center…

NC Moves to Adopt Zero-Emission Truck Regulation

Press ReleaseNorth Carolina
RALEIGH, NC – Today, Governor Cooper signed an executive order for North Carolina to initiate an Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) rule, a policy that will help to achieve widespread electrification of vehicles ranging from delivery vans to tractor trailers. A…

U.S. Launches Trade Complaint Over Mexico’s Failure to Protect Vaquita

Press ReleaseMexico
WASHINGTON— U.S. Trade Representative Catherine Tai formally requested environmental consultations with Mexico today over its illegal fishing. Aimed at protecting the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, the request is the first step under the enforcement and dispute mechanism of the United…

NRDC Analysis: Arizona Econ Boost from Build Back Better Act

Press ReleaseArizona
PHOENIX — A new NRDC analysis shows that the Build Back Better Act, as it currently stands, has the potential to significantly accelerate clean energy investment, economic activity, and job growth in Arizona. The Senate now needs to pass the…

Groups to Biden Admin: Step Up Climate Diplomacy with Mexico

Press ReleaseUnited States, Mexico
WASHINGTON – Leading legal, foreign policy and environmental groups are urging the Biden administration to step up climate diplomacy and push back against policies by the government of Mexico that promote fossil fuel electricity at the expense of clean energy…

NC Energy and Equity Executive Order [NRDC Reaction]

Press ReleaseNorth Carolina
RALEIGH, NC – Governor Roy Cooper released his climate and equity executive order today, laying out how the State of North Carolina will address some of the most pressing energy and environment issues facing the state.

Gas Industry Backed HB 220 Takes Rights Away from NC Communities

Press ReleaseNorth Carolina
Today the North Carolina General Assembly has passed HB220, which, if signed by Governor Cooper, will take away the rights of counties and cities to pass performance standards that cut carbon emissions from new buildings by using electrification.

Governor Cooper Must Sign Revised Energy Bill

Press ReleaseNorth Carolina
RALEIGH, NC -- The North Carolina General Assembly has passed HB951, a bill that was previously a give-away to Duke Energy and the fracked gas industry, but has since undergone intense revisions. If signed, the bill would codify parts of…

NRDC Reacts to Secret Duke Energy Bill in North Carolina

Press ReleaseNorth Carolina
RALEIGH, NC -- A bill drafted by Duke Energy behind closed doors with legislators was unveiled on Tuesday. The bill would mandate the construction of new natural gas plants, locking North Carolina into dirty energy generation for decades. The bill…