NRDC in the News

NRDC in the News - Weekly Highlights: Week of October 17, 2016

1. Last week, nearly 200 countries adopted a global agreement to phase down the powerful climate-warming gases called hydrofluorocarbons. A widely carried Associated Press piece quoted David Doniger, who was at the negotiations in Kigali, Rwanda, saying the new agreement is “equal to stopping the entire world’s fossil-fuel CO2 emissions for more than two years.” The piece was picked up by PBS News Hour, Politico, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Fox News, ABC News, Albany Times Union, San Francisco Gate, MSN, Times of India, South China Morning Post, and over 250 other outlets.

NRDC in the News Weekly Highlights: March 28, 2016

1. The New York Times highlighted NRDC court filings and a new public relations campaign to defend the Clean Power Plan in advance of a federal court hearing on the rule. The filings were also covered by Politico and Bloomberg Government, which quoted David Doniger that “the Clean Power Plan stands on solid legal ground.” Samantha Williams also explained to Midwest Energy News that while the Supreme Court stay is in effect, states such as Ohio should continue to move forward with cutting their own carbon emissions.

NRDC in the News Weekly Highlights: March 7, 2016

1. Rhea Suh spoke to Bloomberg BNA about the implications of the Paris Agreement for businesses and financial markets worldwide. “The fact is that the world is now saying this is the direction we are going in; the markets are listening. And frankly, the markets weren’t just listening because of Paris; the markets were already pivoting before Paris,” she said.

NRDC in the News Week of February 15, 2016 Highlights

1) Erik Olson joined NPR’s “On Point” program for a roundtable discussion of lead contamination in Americans’ drinking water in the wake of the Flint crisis. Among other things, Erik discussed the impacts of lead contamination on children and communities, and explained that low-income families are more frequently exposed to dangerous levels of lead due to a variety of systemic failures.

NRDC in the News - Weekly Highlights: February 1, 2016

1. President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking new transportation spending plan on Thursday that calls for a $10-a-barrel tax on oil to be phased in over five years. USA Today quoted Rhea Suh, who hailed the announcement as “the right move at the right moment” and “the appropriate next step in moving America beyond the dirty fossil fuels that are driving climate change.” Rhea was also quoted in Vice News and Scientific American.

NRDC in the News - Weekly Highlights: January 25, 2016

1. Rhea Suh discussed the impact of the California drought on the agriculture sector with Public Radio International’s “The World.” “Drought looks like no food on the table. Drought looks like no jobs to be had,” Rhea said, highlighting the disproportionate impact of the drought on minority communities in the U.S.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Tuesday, September 2, 2014

1. New York Times, “Nuclear Waste is Allowed Above Ground Indefinitely”

August 29, 2014

By Matthew L. Wald

As the country struggles to find a place to bury spent nuclear fuel, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided that nuclear waste from power plants can be stored above ground in containers that can be maintained and guarded indefinitely.

The decision, in a unanimous vote of the commission on Tuesday, means that new nuclear plants can be built and old ones can expand their operations despite the lack of a long-term plan for disposing of the waste.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Thursday, August 14, 2014

1. Regulate Canadian, Nit American Metals Mine, Murkowski Says”

August 14, 2014

By Alan Neuhauser

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has called for greater oversight of a Canadian metals mine – even as she lambastes federal regulation of a similar proposed mining project in Alaska.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Tuesday, June 03, 2014

1. Times-Picayune “What Environmental Groups Are Saying About EPA's Proposed Carbon Pollution Limits For Power Plants”

June 2, 2014

By Mark Schleifstein

National and state environmental groups Monday largely welcomed the EPA's proposed guidelines requiring 30 percent cuts in carbon emissions below 2005 levels by power plants nationwide by the year 2030, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

The proposal, however, drew quick opposition from Louisiana's congressional delegation. (Read a story on the political reaction.)

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Thursday, May 29, 2014

1. Thomson Reuters, “U.S. industry gears up to fight Obama’s climate rules”
May 28, 2014

By Roberta Rampton

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - A U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants is likely to come under attack this summer by industry opponents in a bid to stir voter anger ahead of elections in November, when voters in states such as Kentucky and West Virginia could decide whether Democrats keep control of the Senate.

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