United States Across this great country, NRDC stands for the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities by protecting the wildlife, landscapes, and natural resources that sustain us all. Regions Northeast NRDC works to protect both the wilderness and densely populated cities of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Northern Rockies Many of our top priorities—from tackling climate change to defending endangered species—come to a head in this region. Midwest We clean up dirty energy and local rivers, protecting communities and the Great Lakes ecosystem, and promoting policies that boost renewable energy and energy efficiency. States California By helping implement California's standards for energy-efficient appliances, clean cars, and consumer safety, we spur national progress. Place Page New York NRDC was born in New York, and over the past four decades, our work in this state has anchored our Northeast regional advocacy efforts.