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Ocean Steward

NRDC in ActionUnited StatesBrian Palmer
Sarah Chasis, a senior attorney in the Nature Program’s Oceans division, has nearly 50 years of experience defending our coasts from offshore drilling.

A Fearless Defender for Our Future

NRDC in ActionBoston, Washington, D.C., United StatesJeff Turrentine
President and CEO Gina McCarthy started out as a public health agent in small-town Massachusetts, rose to become head of the EPA under Obama, and now guides NRDC into its next chapter.

This Is How We Stand Up to Trump

NRDC in ActionUnited States, Washington, D.C., Utah, Michigan, CaliforniaNicole Greenfield
Meet a handful of the NRDC staffers who resisted Trump’s attacks and defended our environment in 2017—and who won’t stop fighting anytime soon.

The Fight to Keep Oil and Gas Rigs Out of Our Waters. For Good.

NRDC in ActionAlaska, Florida, California, Washington, United StatesMelissa Denchak
NRDC played a key role in banning offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic. Once again, it’s fighting to protect those oceans—and the rest of America’s waters.

Saving a Reef from Being Loved to Death

NRDC in ActionMexicoNicole Greenfield
How NRDC joined a small town’s fight to protect Mexico’s Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park from big resorts and other destructive development.

A Whale of a Win

NRDC in ActionCalifornia, HawaiiNicole Greenfield
How we got the U.S. Navy to finally agree to stop conducting harmful sonar testing in sensitive whale migration and breeding areas.

Going Deep to Save Our Ocean Treasures

NRDC in ActionNew York, New JerseyLora Shinn
How NRDC helped form an unlikely alliance to help protect 38,000 square miles of unique habitat in the Atlantic.

The Battered Belugas of Cook Inlet

NRDC in ActionAlaskaNicole Greenfield
Only a few hundred beluga whales remain in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, and they’re facing threats from every direction.

The Man Behind the Mission

NRDC in ActionUnited StatesPatrick Rogers
How a disgusting sight spurred John Adams to form the nation’s first litigation-focused environmental advocacy group.

The Battle for Jamaica Bay

NRDC in ActionNew York City, New YorkNicole Greenfield
Pollution was killing one of New York City’s greatest natural treasures—until NRDC stepped in.

California Coast Guard

NRDC in ActionCaliforniaKim Castleberry
Find out how NRDC helped the Golden State protect its oceanfront and all the plants and animals that call it home.

Baywatcher

NRDC in ActionSan Francisco, CaliforniaLaura Fraser
Nobody knows the waters around San Francisco (and beyond) better than the director of NRDC's Science Center.

Ocean Defender

NRDC in ActionLouisiana, Massachusetts, United StatesAdam Spangler
On daytime TV, in film, and on Capitol Hill, scientist Lisa Suatoni opens people's eyes to the plight of the seas.

The Lawyer and the Sea

NRDC in ActionNew Jersey, EastBen Hellwarth
Brad Sewell is determined to protect our most endangered marine creatures. Even the ugly ones.

A Silent Victory

NRDC in ActionHawaii, United StatesBrian Palmer
A federal judge stands up to the noisy navy for the sake of marine mammals.