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Let's Keep Thriving Communities Thriving

Expert BlogUnited StatesJohn Bailey

USDOT's Thriving Communities Program continues to provide critical tools and resources to communities across the country, and yet its funding is in jeopardy.

Fourteen Years After Deepwater Horizon

Expert BlogUnited StatesZanagee Artis
Despite the devastation of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, offshore drilling remains a threat to communities, our ocean, and the climate.

Access to BRIC Funding May Depend on Where You Live

Expert BlogUnited StatesFarinaz Motlagh

NRDC’s nationwide assessment of who could apply for funding in the BRIC program’s first three grant cycles finds that access could depend on local capacity. 

How Neonics Harm Earthworms

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Dr. Daniel Rath, Daniel Raichel, Lucas Rhoads

Neonics harm earthworm growth and reproduction in exchange for uncertain benefits

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.

BLM Finalizes Oil and Gas Rule

Expert BlogUnited StatesJosh Axelrod
The Bureau of Land Management finalized its onshore oil and gas rule to hold industry accountable for cleanup, limit speculation, and improve taxpayer returns.