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Edwards Coal-Fired Plant Settlement

Legal filingsIllinois, PeoriaSelena Kyle, Jared Knicley, Alyssa Brown
In 2019, the court approved a settlement that required the E.D. Edwards plant to close and provides $8.6 million in funding for projects to benefit the Peoria region. Read more about these programs and grantees.

NRDC Analysis: Georgia to See 3,000+ Jobs from Build Back Better Act

Press ReleaseGeorgia
ATLANTA, GA  — A new NRDC analysis shows that the Build Back Better Act, as it currently stands, has the potential to significantly accelerate clean energy investment, economic activity, and job growth in Georgia. The Senate’s passage of the Build…

A Place for Fossils, Not Fuels

Expert BlogUnited StatesAmy Mall, Alison Kelly, Sujatha Bergen

The Biden administration made news this week when it announced it will consider protecting a portion of the Greater Chaco Region in New Mexico from new oil and gas drilling.

Time to Bury Big Oil's Criminal Enhancement Bill for Good

Expert BlogIllinoisJ.C. Kibbey
An Illinois legislator is pushing for a bill which would significantly enhance criminal penalties for anyone entering or causing damage to a very widely defined group of “critical infrastructure facilities,” effectively chilling peaceful exercise of freedom of speech, and threatening…

Kern County Oil & Gas Petition (PDF)

Legal filings
NRDC and groups file a petition against a county board of supervisors action to allow 40k oil and gas wells within Kern County.

India: Air Quality and Health Risks from Climate and COVID19

Expert BlogIndiaAnjali Jaiswal, Dr. Kim Knowlton, Dr. Vijay Limaye
To examine how communities in India can strengthen actions to protect public health, international and local experts recently came together for a virtual roundtable discussion.

Guest Blog: Reopening Schools – Drinking Water Concerns

Expert BlogJoan Leary Matthews, Erik D. Olson
After closing early and transitioning to online learning, school systems across the United States are trying to figure out if and how to reopen this fall. Amid the discussion about social distancing in classrooms and hallways, a critical component of…

EPA Methane Rollback Endangers Health & Climate

Press Release
WASHINGTON – As the Trump Environmental Protection Agency today attempts to roll back curbs on the oil and gas industry’s rampant emissions of the powerful climate pollutant methane, NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) released polling showing that three-quarters of…