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First New York Green Bank deals to bring up to $800MM in Clean Energy Investments to New York State

Posted October 22, 2014 by Doug Sims in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, the New York Green Bank (NYGB) announced its first planned transactions. It's a broad, impressive set of offerings that could have transformative impact in New York and nationally by doubling down on boldness and creativity in the clean energy finance...continued

The Clean Water Act -- 42 Birthday Candles and Half a Million Americans Who Support It

Posted October 22, 2014 by Jon Devine in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Forty-two years ago this past Saturday, Congress passed the law known today as the Clean Water Act.  I salute their forethought and bipartisan leadership, not just because I make my living implementing that law, but because it has helped to...continued

AWEA's Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition Emphasizes Offshore Wind's Bright Future While Also Calling for Action

Posted October 21, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Guest Blog by Andrea Leshak, NRDC Ford Legal Fellow I had the great pleasure of attending AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition earlier this month. The conference was appropriately held in Atlantic City, NJ, a city committed to supporting offshore wind...continued

The Benefits of Wind Energy in Iowa: A Valuable, Reliable Crop for This Agricultural State

Posted October 20, 2014 by Katharine McCormick in Curbing Pollution, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Iowa wind continues to blow away critics of the potential for clean energy to lead to economic growth! Last week Governor Branstad announced that MidAmerican Energy, the largest utility in the state, plans to add 67 wind turbines in Adams...continued

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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Update 10/22/14 – It’s good to see that water issues continue to generate robust discussion here in California.  Since many of the comments on this post are about dams and storage, here are some links to comments by those who...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

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