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BUSTED: Big Ag's Big Myths About the Clean Water Protection Rule

Posted July 24, 2014 by Jon Devine in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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One of my kids’ (and my) favorite TV shows is “Mythbusters.” It’s got a great combination of fact-based scrutiny of popularly held beliefs and a healthy dose of excellently infantile humor.  Given how fun they make it look, I expected...continued

Small Business Owners Want Clean Water Protections

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Hobbs in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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80 percent of small business owners favor restoring federal clean water protections to streams and wetlands, according to a new poll.  These are some of the very waterbodies that the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers propose...continued

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Posted July 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, 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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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces...continued

National Geographic Adding Recycled Content to Flagship Magazine

Posted July 17, 2014 by Darby Hoover in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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The magazine famous for showcasing the natural wonders of the world for generations is now helping to preserve them in its own pages. Today, NRDC and Green America announced that the National Geographic Society has begun incorporating recycled fiber into...continued

Infographic: How Many Myths About the Clean Water Protection Rule Can Fit on a Webpage?

Posted July 8, 2014 by Jon Devine in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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About eight years ago, several industry lobby groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, asked the Supreme Court to gut the Clean Water Act.  The American Farm Bureau Federation specifically argued that Clean Water Act safeguards didn’t extend to streams...continued

You Are Going to Bonnaroo for WORK?

Posted June 30, 2014 by Corinne Hanson in The Media and the Environment

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I have been canvassing for various causes since I was about 8 years old and let me just say, it’s rarely easy. I think few activists will disagree with me in saying that it can be a fairly demoralizing experience...continued

Mining industry can't shake off "Four Pinocchios" from its radio ad about EPA

Posted June 5, 2014 by Aliya Haq in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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UPDATE June 11: NRDC has joined more than two dozen organizations in urging the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the 23 radio stations that are airing the discredited radio ads from the National Mining Association. View the groups' letter request to...continued

Unsportsmen-like Conduct: Senate Sportsmen bill weakens protection from toxic chemicals

Posted May 29, 2014 by Daniel Rosenberg in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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This is a slightly revised version of yesterday’s post.  When the Senate returns from its recess next week, it will likely vote on legislation that would weaken existing protections from exposure to toxic chemicals.  Senator Kay Hagan is this year’s...continued

NEPA Changes in the Water Resources Bill

Posted May 19, 2014 by Scott Slesinger in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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NRDC has been working in an uphill fight to defend one of the iconic core environmental statutes: the National Environmental Policy Act.  The National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA, simply requires that large scale proposals that have the potential to...continued

How LG Electronics is Mis-LEEDing the Public in the Fight to Save the Palisades Park

Posted May 9, 2014 by Mark Izeman in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, The Media and the Environment

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Criticism continues to mount against LG Electronics’ plan to build a 143-foot headquarters on top of the Hudson River Palisades in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey – spoiling one of the few remaining stretches of natural beauty in the nation’s densest...continued

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