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Water Affordability Advocacy Toolkit

OverviewUnited StatesLarry Levine, Sam Whillans
NRDC and the National Consumer Law Center’s menu of state- and local-level policy solutions—our Water Affordability Advocacy Toolkit—aims to address access to essential water services for vulnerable communities.

EPA Must Reassess the Risks of Glyphosate: 3 Things to Know

Expert BlogUnited StatesLucas Rhoads

In a victory for monarchs, ecosystems, and the countless people across the country regularly exposed to harmful glyphosate products, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the EPA's reapproval of this common herbicide. 

FERC Moves to Get More Clean Energy on the Grid

Press ReleaseUnited States
WASHINGTON – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously proposed new rules today that will help get more solar, wind and storage connected to electric grids nationwide.

How Infrastructure Can Help Bridge the Racial Divide

Expert BlogUnited StatesStephanie Gidigbi Jenkins

Embedded in many roads and highways across the U.S. is a legacy of government policies that have segregated communities, limited economic opportunity, and harmed the environment. You can tell a lot about a neighborhood by simply looking at its sidewalks…

Time to End Consumers Energy’s Use of Coal

Expert BlogMichiganDerrell E. Slaughter
Consumers Energy wants to speed up the retirement of its remaining coal plant—the J.H. Campbell Power Plant, located just outside of Grand Rapids—as part of its plan to become carbon-neutral by 2040.

TECH Clean California: $120M in Good News for the Climate

Expert BlogCaliforniaKiki Velez, Merrian Borgeson

The recent launch of TECH Clean California represents a significant milestone in the effort to equitably decarbonize California’s buildings in line with our pressing climate goals. What’s in the $120 million program, and how can Californians take advantage TECH's electrification…

New EPA Report Highlights Climate Impacts of Wasted Food

Expert BlogUnited StatesNina Sevilla, Yvette Cabrera

For the first time in its history, the EPA is publishing a quantitative report underscoring the importance of reducing food waste to address climate change. To meet our national goal, we need action on every level, including households, cities, states…

Community Members Urge NYC to Preserve African Burial Ground

Expert BlogNew York, New York CitySahana Rao

The Flatbush African Burial Ground Coalition is fighting to protect a historic burial ground in Brooklyn, where remains of individuals of African descent were discovered. This sacred space must be safeguarded from disturbance and development—here's how you can help.

Coping with Extreme Heat in the time of COVID-19

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra

As COVID-19 cases soar to over 23 million, India’s healthcare infrastructure is being stretched to the brink. Parts of India are also fighting extreme summer heat. Extreme heat is not merely an inconvenience; it is a major global health threat…

Rooftop Solar in California is Ready to Take the Next Step

Expert BlogCaliforniaMohit Chhabra, Julia de Lamare
Through this blog we explain NEM, why California’s current policy needs to evolve, and share NRDC’s proposal in the California Public Utilities Commission’s NEM 3.0 proceeding. Our proposal is intended to support sustainable growth in the solar industry while increasing…

Livestock Drug Surge Sparks Need for Urgent Action

Expert BlogInternational, United StatesDavid Wallinga, MD, Lena Brook
Sales of livestock antibiotics have risen for the second straight year. The alarming trend underscores how urgently federal leadership is needed to protect us from future infections untreatable with antibiotics.