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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

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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.

U.S. and Kenya Partner on Climate and International Financial Reform 

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — President Biden today hosted President Ruto of Kenya for a State Visit to announce strengthened commitments and cooperation on climate, debt reform and other priority issues. President Ruto is elevating the leadership from both Kenya as well as…

Governors Island Arts and NRDC Present Jenny Kendler: Other of Pearl

Press ReleaseNew York City
NEW YORK – Governors Island Arts and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) today announced a partnership to present Other of Pearl, a site-specific public art exhibition by Jenny Kendler telling the story of our planet’s changing climate.

NEPA Restoration Puts Environmental Review Back on Track

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – Today the Biden administration issued a revised rule implementing the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA,) the landmark 1970 law that guides federal agencies in the review of major projects and decision-making.

EPA Boosts Toxic Air Pollution Safeguards at Coal Plants

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Biden administration today announced important new technology updates to the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants that burn coal and oil, strengthening the limit on toxic particulate matter for all plants and mercury standards…

EPA Issues Awards for “Solar for All” Program

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Biden Administration today announced award winners for a grant competition it held last year for Solar for All, a $7 billion program within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deploy residential and community solar, integrated storage and cover related…

EPA Lists Two PFAS “Forever Chemicals” as Hazardous Under Superfund Law

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON ­– Two toxic “forever chemicals” are now listed as hazardous substances under Superfund law by the Biden administration. The final rule announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marks the first time since 1980 that the EPA…

EPA Issues Awards for Crucial Clean Energy Finance Program

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the award winners for two of three grant competitions it held last year to distribute funds from a $27 billion financing program created by the Inflation Reduction Act known as the…

New Rule Targets Methane Waste on Federal Lands

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — In an effort to curb dirty methane pollution, the Bureau of Land Management released a new rule that charges industry operators for unnecessarily wasting publicly owned methane on federal and tribal lands. Right now, more than 150 billion…

DOE’s Much-Needed Atlantic Offshore Wind Roadmap

Press ReleaseEast
The Department of Energy released its Atlantic Offshore Wind Transmission Study today, laying out a pathway to develop new infrastructure and transmission lines needed to develop the offshore wind industry in the Eastern seaboard.

NC Real Estate Commission to Disclose Flood History to Buyers

Press ReleaseNorth Carolina
The North Carolina Real Estate Commission finalized the rule to require sellers to provide potential home buyers with information about flood history and risk before they buy a home, and it will go into effect July 1, 2024.