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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.

United States Finds Mexico Is Undermining Wildlife Treaty, May Impose Embargo

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Mexico has failed to halt the illegal wildlife trade threatening the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, diminishing the effectiveness of an international wildlife treaty. Under U.S. law, President Biden must now decide…

Senator Welch Introduces Bill to Reduce Barriers to Organic Agriculture

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
Senator Peter Welch and eleven other senators introduced a bill to reduce barriers to organic agriculture, and a House companion bill led by Congressman Jimmy Panetta is expected soon. The Opportunities in Organic Act of 2023 is designed to help…

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.

NRDC: Senate Votes to Keep Polluting Trucks on the Road

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
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.

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

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
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…

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.

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 ReleaseWashington, D.C.
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.

EPA Moves to Cut Toxic Air Pollution from Coal Plants

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to strengthen its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards to cut pollution from power plants that burn coal and oil, enhancing air quality and better protecting public health. 

States Cleared to Slash Truck Pollution   

Press ReleaseWashington, D.C.
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency today reaffirmed California’s authority to set life-saving tailpipe emissions standards for commercial trucks – and other states’ ability to adopt those standards.