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NRDC News is a highly selective daily and weekly collection of news clips that quote NRDC staff or cover issues that we care about.

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Week of 5/24: NRDC's plan to reduce carbon pollution, Keystone pipeline, fracking wastewater, and more NRDC in the News

Posted May 24, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

Peter Lehner penned a piece in Good about the huge potential urban air quality improvements from medium-duty truck retrofits (e.g. delivery and garbage trucks)... Dan Lashof could be heard on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” outlining NRDC’s greenhouse gas reduction...continued

Week of 4/15: Greening sports, national oceans policy, China's pollution control, and more NRDC in the News...

Posted April 22, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

The April-May issue of Poder Magazine featured Frances Beinecke’s article on greening the sports industry through sustainable, energy-efficient, and low-impact facilities as well as through recycling and reducing energy and water use. Yerina Mugica and Adrianna Quintero were also featured...continued

Week of 4/8: Sally Jewell's confirmation, Keystone XL, Brewers for Clean Water, and more NRDC in the News...

Posted April 17, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

Frances Beinecke’s statement that “Sally Jewell brings a strong business background and conservation ethic to the job as the nation’s next Interior Secretary was featured in The Washington Post coverage of the secretary’s confirmation… In another Washington Post story questioning whether Congress had the...continued

Week of 3/15: Game Changer Awards, fish stocks rebounding, food waste, and more NRDC in the News

Posted March 19, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

Frances Beinecke was quoted in MLB.com’s coverage of NRDC’s Game Changer Awards, commending Bob Nutting and the Pittsburgh Pirates for “leading a cultural shift toward environmental responsibility in sports”; Frances was also quoted in The Post-Journal (Jamestown, NY), and the...continued

Week of 3/4: Praise for EPA administrator nominee, food waste on TEDx, polar bear ban fails, and more NRDC in the News...

Posted March 11, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

In a McClatchy Newspapers story picked up by The San Diego Union-Tribune, Frances Beinecke praised President Obama’s nominee for EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, saying she “knows what it means to protect our air, water, land and health, and stand up to the growing threats we’re...continued

Week of 3/1: Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, TEDx on food waste, threats from climate change, and more NRDC in the News....

Posted March 6, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry spoke with Frances Beinecke on a panel discussing the Keystone XL pipeline and the growing coalition of people who are fighting to stop it… Frances and Gus Speth were featured on The Guardian as contemporary figures fighting...continued

Week of 2/18: Keystone XL protest rally, White House action on climate, extreme weather, and more NRDC in the News...

Posted February 25, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

Bob Deans appeared on PBS's "NewsHour" to discuss the climate rally in D.C. calling for climate action in the form of power plant carbon regulations and a denial of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline... Danielle Droitsch sparred for nearly two...continued

Week of 2/11: Climate in State of the Union, fracking testimony, Sanford, NY lawsuit, and more NRDC in the News...

Posted February 15, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

Frances Beinecke appeared on MSNBC’s “NOW with Alex Wagner” discussing President Obama’s State of the Union address and how he should combat climate change… Frances Beinecke lauded President Obama’s promise to take executive action on climate change in an op-ed...continued

Week of 2/8: Fracking dangers, Sally Jewell nominated for Interior, RGGI, and more NRDC in the News...

Posted February 11, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

In response to a fracking debate question posed by The New York Times’ teen news magazine “Upfront,” Frances Beinecke  argued that “Reckless oil and gas fracking without sufficient safeguards has no place in our energy future.”… Frances expressed support for...continued

Week of 1/25: President Obama pledges climate action in Inaugural address, Keystone XL pipeline update, China's air pollution, and more NRDC in the News

Posted February 11, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

On National Public Radio, Frances Beinecke expressed enthusiasm for President Obama’s pledge to address the climate crisis in his second inaugural address, saying "When I heard the president make that statement, I let out a shout because I was so...continued

Week of 1/4: Lisa Jackson, Shell Oil's Kulluk debacle, wind tax credit, and more NRDC in the News

Posted January 10, 2013 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

Frances Beinecke was quoted in the Associated Press, praising the work of exiting EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, saying “There has been no fiercer champion of our health and our environment”… Frances also praised Lisa Jackson in a Politico op-ed, for striving...continued

Week of 12/14: Cleaner energy policy, carbon polluton plan, predicting water demand, and more NRDC in the News...

Posted December 18, 2012 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

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Frances Beinecke was a guest on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” in a series of segments (first, second, and third) on American energy policy, emphasizing that the Clean Air Act allows President Obama to curb pollution from existing power plants…...continued

Week of 10/2: Superstorm Sandy and climate change, adaptation, Bryce Canyon coal mine and more NRDC in the News

Posted November 29, 2012 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

The Des Moines Register quoted Frances Beinecke about climate change and Hurricane Sandy, saying “From Norfolk, Va., to Boston, sea levels are rising four times as fast as the global average. Hurricane Sandy cut right along those swollen seas”…  The...continued

Week of 10/8: Cancer lobby, winter-blend gasoline, fracking in LA, and more NRDC in the News

Posted October 18, 2012 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

Jennifer Sass was quoted in the New York Times column by Nicholas Kristof comparing the lobbying tactics and misinformation campaigns of the chemical industry to the tobacco interests, saying “It’s the same playbook”… In the Associated Press, David Pettit discussed...continued

Week of 8/17: Oil and gas production concerns, protecting drinking water, auto industry jobs in Ohio, and more (NRDC in the News)

Posted August 17, 2012 by NRDC News in The Media and the Environment

Kate Sinding appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss the pitfalls of increased domestic oil and gas production especially to communities, saying “industry thinks they’re entitled to operate under a different set of rules than those that apply to everybody else....continued

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