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Economic Benefits of Eco-Friendly Textiles, Environmental Laws, Advocating for Cleaner Power, Removing Polluting Ships, Benefits of New Fuel Standards, and Salmon Fisheries in Trouble


Posted April 5, 2010

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In a front-page article in China Daily, China’s premiere Chinese/English publication, Linda Greer discussed the economic benefits of environmentally sound textile practices… World Environment, the official magazine of China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, published a 5 page article on public interest litigation in China by NRDC’s Gao Jie; the piece uses U.S. examples and makes a strong case for strengthening China’s environmental laws… The Columbia Journal of Environmental Law published an article by Peter Lehner on an emissions lawsuit against the five largest power companies in the country

KQED’s Quest radio program discussed the removal plan for the “ghost fleet” of decaying navy ships that are polluting California’s Suisan Bay and the landmark clean-up agreement shepherded by NRDC; Michael Wall is interviewed in the piece and talks about the case… An Agence France Presse article on the controversy surrounding grizzly bear hunting cited a NRDC study that shows trophy hunting threatens the stability of the bear population… A Times Online (UK) article on Obama’s new automobile emissions standards quotes NRDC’s view that the standards are “good for consumers, companies, the country and the planet”…  A Greenwire article picked up by the New York Times reported on the mounting tension between agricultural and fishing interests and the collapse of salmon fisheries in California; NRDC was cited as one of the organizers of a rally supporting a salmon recovery plan...

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