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Closing the Gap to Protect Illinois Wetlands

Expert BlogIllinoisBecky Hammer

A bill to protect Illinois’ remaining wetlands is moving forward in the state legislature, seeking to close a regulatory gap created by the Supreme Court.

World Wetlands Day: A Call to Action for U.S. Wetlands Preservation

Expert BlogUnited StatesJon Devine
Today marks World Wetlands Day, a day to celebrate and raise awareness of wetlands' vital role in our ecosystem and lives. However, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Sackett v. EPA decision gutting federal wetlands protections, this year's commemoration…

Now Is the Time to Go All In on California Water Reuse

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaDr. Mark Gold
The state now has the country’s most robust, comprehensive water reuse regulations—and it must commit to investing in water reuse facilities for a more climate-resilient future.

Drought-Proofing Los Angeles County

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaDr. Mark Gold
L.A. County releases an ambitious new plan to switch to 80 percent local water to address increasing droughts from climate change.

Biden Administration Must Redo Its Assessment of Dakota Access Pipeline

Expert BlogNorth Dakota, South DakotaDr. Michele Bustamante, Amy Mall, Dr. Matthew McKinzie, Dr. Jennifer Sass, Dawn Woodard

The recent Draft Environmental Impact Statement ignores the threats to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s drinking water source and violates tribal treaty rights and sovereignty in a severe environmental injustice.

A New Colorado River Threat

Expert BlogUnited StatesJosh Axelrod, Zanagee Artis
The Wildcat Loadout expansion could load 100,000 barrels of oil per day onto trains traveling beside the Colorado River and destined for Gulf Coast Refineries.

A Trailblazer for Tribal Sovereignty

NRDC in ActionUnited StatesJeff Turrentine

NRDC Board member John Echohawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation, has devoted his career to asserting the legal and civil rights of Native Americans.

Lawmakers Propose Modern Approach to U.S. Mining

Expert BlogUnited StatesJosh Axelrod
Representative Raul Grijalva and Senator Martin Heinrich today are introducing legislation to tackle the historic harms and inequities of U.S. mining law and to chart a path forward on mineral supplies as we look to rapidly electrify our economy.