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"I see the green Earth and I want to..."

Posted April 23, 2014 by Robert Friedman in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Paint it black?! Some people take the air we breathe and the water we drink for granted. They're willing to go to the ends of the Earth searching for new, extreme ways to extract fossil fuels. This new piece from...continued

A Creative New Approach to Saving Energy: Having Small and Medium-Sized Cities Compete

Posted April 23, 2014 by David Goldstein in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Over the years, NRDC has worked on a variety of policies to promote energy efficiency, recognizing that there is no silver bullet that will solve all of our energy efficiency problems at once. NRDC’s efforts have focused on getting energy-saving...continued

Cowboy Indian Alliance Sets Up Camp in DC, Says No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Posted April 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Shope in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Today, the Cowboy Indian Alliance set up camp on the National Mall in Washington, DC with a ceremony, march with riders on horseback, and erection of a tipi on the mall—the beginning of a weeklong encampment and events calling on...continued

Bill that would avoid 7 million tons CO2 emissions and save Californians $2.5 billion annually clears first hurdle in California state assembly

Posted April 22, 2014 by Pierre Delforge in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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California Assembly Bill 2529 (AB 2529) authored by Assembly Member Das Williams and sponsored by NRDC cleared the Assembly Utilities and Commerce committee in Sacramento on Monday, April 21. The bill proposes to set a statewide goal to reduce the energy...continued

Pebble Mine: Delivering Congratulations, Not Petitions, to Rio Tinto

Posted April 21, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Compared to our meetings in 2011, 2012, and 2013, this year’s meeting in London with Rio Tinto’s leadership about the proposed Pebble Mine had a very different feel.   Earlier in the week, after four years of discussions with NRDC and...continued

Keystone XL may wait on Nebraska route, but climate change impacts wait for no one

Posted April 18, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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Graphic from Oil Change International   The State Department is providing additional time for comments on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, extending the process, until more is known about the project’s route through Nebraska. A Nebraska court had...continued

A Prudent Action on the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: Waiting for a legal pipeline route through Nebraska

Posted April 18, 2014 by Danielle Droitsch in Moving Beyond Oil

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The U.S. State Department has decided to extend the comment period  for the federal agencies who are weighing in on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  In their announcement, the State Department cited the fact there is no legal...continued

Four Years after BP Oil Disaster Many Lessons Remain Unlearned

Posted April 18, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Four years ago this weekend, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and sending 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  I flew over the site after the blowout and was stunned by the vast reach...continued

Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Posted April 16, 2014 by Noah Horowitz in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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With Earth Day 2014 fast approaching (Tuesday, April 22), the 44th birthday of the modern environmental movement provides a great opportunity to take small, easy steps to shrink your carbon footprint at home and put money back into your pocket...continued

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates urge Obama to make the right choice and reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Posted April 16, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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As the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline nears the end of its national interest determination process, ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates are urging President Obama to deny the project, citing the moral imperative of protecting some of the world’s most...continued

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