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NM: $180M LNG Storage Facility Close to Denial

Expert BlogNew MexicoKiki Velez
The Recommended Decision to deny the proposed LNG storage facility is a step in the right direction towards securing an affordable transition to clean, all-electric buildings in the state.

Congress Responds to the Biden Administration’s Commonsense LNG Decision

Expert BlogUnited States, International, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, TexasAlexandra Adams

Not long after the administration’s pause on permits, the fossil fuel industry—and its supporters in Congress—pulled out all the stops to oppose the decision and spread misinformation. 

PFAS: No Forever Exemptions for Forever Chemicals

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Anna Reade, Alex Hillbrand, Dr. Richie Kaur, Dr. Katie Pelch
The goal is safer and better solutions, so any exemptions from laws and regulations restricting PFAS must be temporary.

International Community Wants Biden to Act on LNG

Expert BlogInternational, United StatesMima Holt, Jake Schmidt

Allies from key countries around the world came out resoundingly in support of the Biden administration's decision to pause permitting of new liquefied natural gas export facilities.

Liquefied Natural Gas has Limited Impact in Displacing Coal Emissions

Expert BlogUnited StatesJake Schmidt, Ade Samuel, Shruti Shukla
The fossil fuel industry is selling a false narrative that liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion is a “climate solution” because it displaces coal consumption globally. This claim doesn’t stand up against the facts. U.S. LNG has no or very limited…

Oil by Rail Schemes Hit with Setbacks, Delays

Expert BlogUnited StatesJosh Axelrod
Two oil-by-rail projects carrying Uinta Basin crude oil aimed for transport beside the Colorado River are facing growing headwinds, with the Wildcat Loadout expansion now paused and the Uinta Basin Railway losing another key permit.

Time for a Different Approach to Building Upgrade Programs

Expert BlogUnited StatesIrene Nielson

One size does not fit all, building retrofit programs should be designed at a community level to ensure low-middle income homes don’t get left behind. A new guidelines doc co-authored by NRDC with partners helps set up community-driven retrofit programs.

Driving Ambition, Action, and Equity at COP28 (Part 2)

Expert BlogInternationalJake Schmidt, Brendan Guy, Joe Thwaites, Shruti Shukla, Jennifer Skene, Prima Madan, Pete Budden, Yvette Cabrera

At COP28, countries, companies, investors, and other decision-makers sent a clear signal to spur greater action now and increase ambition this decisive decade.

How to Fix What Xcel Got Wrong on Clean Heat

Expert BlogColoradoAlejandra Mejia Cunningham

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission should approve a Clean Heat Plan that delivers more emissions reductions at a lower cost