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The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people,
its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
By attempting to exploit our national monuments, the Trump administration is threatening America’s past—and future.
Former BLM employee Hillerie Patton describes this Nevada landscape as the essence of “This Land is Our Land”—and how preserving wildlife, archaeological sites, and recreation is about quality of life.
As our national monuments come under attack by Trump, park conservationist Audrey Peterman reminds us that protecting our monuments is also about protecting the legacy of America’s people.
For archaeologist Angel Peña, this national monument is more than just home to cultural and geological artifacts—it’s where memories and history are made.
As America’s national monuments come under attack by President Trump, Los Angeleno Robert Garcia shares the story of his personal connection to San Gabriel.
Julie Gundlach has undergone six full-day surgeries and numerous chemotherapy treatments all because she had secondhand exposure to the deadly mineral asbestos as a child.
As he took odd jobs to get by, Robin Tucker’s father developed 20 fatal tumors from being exposed to asbestos, a toxic mineral that is still legal in U.S. products—including children’s toys.
Two brothers tell the story of how their mother died from eating peanut butter, all from a lack of food-safety inspections.
U.S. veteran Paul A. Schwarz, Jr. died from eating a piece of cantaloupe in a fruit cup—all because of a lack of food-safety protections.
Greg Griffin, a lifelong lobsterman in coastal Maine, voices his concerns about tanker transport of Canada’s tar sands oil.
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