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Fossil-fuel funded study: net gains from EPA's Clean Power Plan

Posted October 18, 2014 by Laurie Johnson in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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On behalf of some of America's biggest polluters, a new study by NERA Consulting makes a valiant, but ultimately failed, attempt to portray first-ever proposed limits on carbon pollution as an economic calamity. The limits, under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...continued

NRDC, Fishermen and Watershed Protection Groups Launch Legal Action to Protect Disappearing Blueback Herring

Posted October 17, 2014 by Brad Sewell in Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, NRDC submitted a 60-day notice of intent to file suit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, challenging the federal government decision not to provide Endangered Species Act protection for the blueback herring,...continued

What Senators Talk About When They Talk About "Collusion"

Posted October 16, 2014 by David Goldston in U.S. Law and Policy

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             Senator David Vitter (R-LA) has been periodically releasing e-mail exchanges between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NRDC in an effort to prove that we “colluded” in coming up with ways to reduce carbon pollution.  The most recent release was...continued

Why NRDC Supports California's Prop 1 (Water Bond) on the November Ballot

Posted October 14, 2014 by Annie Notthoff in U.S. Law and Policy

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In the midst of an epic drought, California voters have an opportunity this November to invest $7.4 billion in state bonds that could be used for fiscally and environmentally responsible water projects across the state; projects that deal with short-term...continued

L.A. Mayor Calls for More Water Efficiency

Posted October 14, 2014 by Ed Osann in Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, U.S. Law and Policy

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Kudos to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for proposing ambitious new water-saving goals for the city.  Hizzoner aims for dramatic reductions in water use over the next two years.  L.A. has already made impressive strides -- water use today is...continued

Wisconsinites and a Green Bay Packer Have Spoken: Don't Block Renewables and Efficiency with Increased Rates

Posted October 10, 2014 by Samantha Williams in Curbing Pollution, U.S. Law and Policy

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It’s been quite the week for Wisconsin’s energy consumers.  One thing is certain: the state’s utilities seem to have underestimated just how much their customers are paying attention.  Citizens came out in droves this week to protest a series of...continued

New Jersey Water Infrastructure Funds: An Opportunity to Make Communities More Resilient

Posted October 9, 2014 by Ben Chou in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, U.S. Law and Policy

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With images of flooding, drought, storms, and other extreme weather appearing in the headlines more frequently, it’s clear that the effects of climate change already are being felt in neighborhoods, communities, and cities across the U.S. In recognition of the...continued

PLF Asks the Supreme Court to Put the Demands of the Few Over the Needs of the Many

Posted October 9, 2014 by Kate Poole in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Last week, the Pacific Legal Foundation asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling validating the 2008 delta smelt biological opinion (“BiOp”). The 2008 BiOp analyzes the impact of two of the country’s largest...continued

Federal Court Tosses Nebraska's "Jump-the-Gun" Lawsuit Against EPA Power Plant Standards

Posted October 8, 2014 by David Doniger in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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The federal district court in Lincoln, Nebraska, yesterday threw out a lawsuit by that state’s attorney general attacking the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed standards for carbon pollution from new electric power plants.  Judge John M. Gerrard ruled that the attorney...continued

Old News in New Bottles: Economists Say Curbing Climate Change Will HELP Our Economy

Posted October 8, 2014 by David Goldstein in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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It was great to see economists in two separate New York Times opinion pieces recently noting that controlling climate pollution may be economically beneficial rather than restraining growth, as conventional wisdom among economists has held. Eduardo Porter, a former editorial...continued

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