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14 Mar 2014, 2:15 pm by Liz Barratt-Brown
Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor, Washington, DC This evening, during rush hour traffic, Agit-pop and others gathered to showcase select comments on the front of the State Department building in downtown Washington D.C.. The comments were selected from over 2 million submitted last week in oppostion to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Click on the link to watch the display.  And keep watching because after the State Department, they moved on to the EPA and lit up its… [read post]
2 Dec 2013, 9:59 am by Sylvia Fallon
Sylvia Fallon, Senior Scientist, Washington, DC Today in an ad running in the New York Times and six other major news outlets, NRDC is joining with a coalition of partners to call on the EPA to impose a moratorium on harmful pesticides that are contributing to the severe decline of bees in our country.  This week the European Union is adopting such a ban, based on the overwhelming evidence that several neonicitinoid pesticides are either directly or indirectly harming… [read post]
13 Dec 2012, 12:16 pm by David Doniger
David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C. How do you kill a zombie power plant lawsuit?  It’s easier than shooting it in the head.  You just grant the motions to dismiss.  That’s what the Court of Appeals in Washington did today, issuing a one-paragraph order dismissing the whacky lawsuit brought by a handful of would-be coal-plant developers attacking EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for new power… [read post]
6 Oct 2010, 2:52 pm by team
On July 31th 2008, a court mandated architect  Jean-Paul Lanquette submitted his report on the detention conditions in the jail of Clermont-Ferrand. The jail is composed of 19 cells of up to 12 detainees with no closed bathroom or mechanical ventilation. On December 1st 2008, 3 detainees pressed charges to the local district attorney for “degrading conditions of detention” prohibited by article 225-14 of the penal code and violations of articles D349 to D358 of the code of penal… [read post]
9 Dec 2011, 12:13 pm by David Doniger
David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington issued its decision today in cases challenging EPA's September 2010 Clean Air Act standards for dangerous pollution from more than 100 cement plants across the nation. The Court largely rejected industry challenges to the public health protection standards for mercury, soot, and other dangerous pollutants coming from these cement plants.  These important health… [read post]
18 Sep 2013, 10:33 am by Taryn Kiekow
Taryn Kiekow, Senior Policy Analyst, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica, California I’ve been blogging this week about the overwhelming opposition to Pebble Mine and support for EPA action to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska.  Here’s another incredible number: 84 percent of Alaskans who commented on EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment asked EPA to stop Pebble Mine. And this is coming from a state that historically supports mining and resource… [read post]
21 Jan 2014, 4:13 pm by Joel Reynolds
Joel Reynolds, Western Director, Senior Attorney, Santa Monica, CA Relying on the comprehensive Watershed Assessment completed last week by EPA, Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich announced on Sunday that he is opposed to development of the Pebble Mine.  “Wrong mine, wrong place . . . Too many potential long-term impacts . . . .”  A threat to a world-class fishery not only “critical to that area but also to Alaska, to world markets.” Considered and… [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 10:22 am by Robert Friedman
Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City Several weeks ago, the EPA held public listening sessions on how the Clean Air Act can be applied to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. It was an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to stand up and demonstrate support for the EPA’s right to regulate this dangerous climate change pollutant. With the help of our allies and youth networks across the country, we helped bring dozens of college, high… [read post]
16 Oct 2012, 7:23 pm by Francis Pileggi
Hockessin Community Center, Inc. v. Swift, C.A. No. 7789-VCL (Del. Ch. Oct. 5, 2012). This decision is most useful for its treatment of nonstock corporations and de facto directors, although it also features enlightening historical anecdotes about important civil rights struggles in Delaware during the early 1950s. Delaware does not have a separate statute for nonstock corporations. Rather, the DGCL applies to nonstock provisions via Section 114, a “translator provision setting forth which… [read post]
10 Jan 2014, 8:40 am by Amy Mall
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C. I recently blogged about a report from the EPA's Inspector General, which found that drinking water in Texas near natural gas wells that had been fracked was contaminated with high levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, and methane, an explosive gas. The Inspector General also found that emergency action was needed to protect the public from imminent and substantial endangerment--and that the current risk… [read post]
6 Mar 2014, 9:39 am by Joel Reynolds
Joel Reynolds, Western Director, Senior Attorney, Santa Monica, CA Readers of the Washington Post, Seattle Times, and SanFranciscoChronicle awoke this morning to a full-page ad from Tiffany & Company congratulating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The reason?  Last week EPA announced that it was initiating a public process to consider vetoing or regulating the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska – a project that threatens the most productive wild… [read post]
16 Sep 2013, 11:29 am by Taryn Kiekow
Taryn Kiekow, Senior Policy Analyst, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica, California BOOM!  The comments to EPA are in, and the numbers are incredible. Hundreds of thousands of Americans spoke up and said “NO” to Pebble Mine, including 265,000 NRDC members and activists. This is an incredible outpouring of commitment to save Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine – a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of the Bay’s famed… [read post]
19 Sep 2013, 1:40 pm by Taryn Kiekow
Taryn Kiekow, Senior Policy Analyst, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica, California Pebble Mine, a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery, would threaten Bristol Bay’s world-class salmon runs that are the economic, cultural and ecological linchpin of the region.  So it’s no surprise that the people who know Bristol Bay the best – and care about it the most – oppose Pebble Mine.… [read post]
4 Dec 2010, 10:54 am by David Doniger
The World Resources Institute (WRI) yesterday nicely cut the legs out from under the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) sly campaign for Congress to block EPA from finally doing its job under the Clean Air Act to curb dangerous power plant pollution.  EEI is peddling the claim that we’re headed for a “train wreck” unless Congress intervenes.  The original “train wreck” rhetoric came from former President Bush, to explain his refusal to carry out the Supreme Court’s landmark global… [read post]
1 Oct 2013, 4:31 am by Scott Slesinger
Scott Slesinger, Legislative Director, Washington, DC Shutting down the federal government isn’t some far-off fuss. It will have real impacts we’ll see, feel and hear of all around us. What’s disturbing is they don’t need to happen at all, but they are because of political shenanigans played by congressional Republicans. Reason is taking a holiday. Every day of the shutdown, I’ll post some of these impacts on matters that are close to home for all… [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 12:21 pm by David Doniger
David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C. The Obama administration’s new clean car standards mean you’ll save money at the fuel pump while your car pumps out less carbon pollution to fuel dangerous climate change and extreme weather.  Our cars, SUVs, and light trucks account for 20 percent of America’s heat-trapping carbon pollution – second only to our power plants.  Unrestricted carbon pollution is driving up temperatures and fueling… [read post]
9 Jan 2014, 9:27 am by Frances Beinecke
Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City 2014 has kicked off with welcome progress in the fight against climate change. On Wednesday, the Obama Administration published limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. This step confirms the President’s National Climate Action plan is on track to deliver real and lasting climate solutions in 2014. Reducing carbon pollution from power plants is the single most important thing we can do to confront climate change. Power… [read post]
4 Nov 2013, 6:30 am by Robert Friedman
Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City Two weekends ago I stood in a room of over 7,000 fellow young people chanting that we believe that we will solve the climate crisis by ending our dependence on fossil fuels and transitioning immediately to 100% clean energy.  It is clear that, as a movement, we are becoming more coordinated, more committed and more resilient. But that does not mean that we are winning just yet. It is going to take a massive and… [read post]
29 Jul 2010, 11:09 am by David Doniger
Over the past four decades, the Clean Air Act has earned a well-deserved reputation as America’s most effective law for reducing dangerous pollution and protecting human health and the environment.  The big polluters and their political allies have attacked this landmark law many times over the years, in the courts and in Congress.  Now the Clean Air Act is coming under attack again, led by the same bunch that is blocking passage of comprehensive climate and energy legislation.  Some House… [read post]
1 Aug 2011, 10:00 pm by David Doniger
David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C. Last Friday, President Obama announced another historic clean car agreement, supported by car companies, the auto workers union, environmental organizations, and states, that by 2025 will double new vehicles’ miles per gallon and cut their carbon pollution nearly in half.  Car owners will fill up half as often and save $3,000 over the life of the car.  American families will save $80 billion a year at… [read post]