NRDC in the News

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.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1. CNN en Español, “Adrianna Quintero on CNN en Español for Earth Day 2014”

April 23, 2014

[Click here to view the segment]

2., “5 Ways You Can Make A Difference On Earth Day (Or Better Yet, Every Day).”

April 22, 2014
By Danica Davidson

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Monday, April 14, 2014

1. Washington Post, “Two Environmental Groups to Create Political Alliance”

April 14, 2014

By Juliet Eilperin

Two major environmental groups will announce Monday that they are creating an alliance between their two political action arms, in an effort to expand their influence on national policymakers.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1. MSNBC, All In with Chris Hayes, “25 Years After Exxon Valdez: Fossil Fuels And Accountability”

March 24, 2014

Watch the interview here

Chris Hayes talks to his panel about the U.S. becoming the world’s top oil producer.

2. Marketplace, “25 Years After The Exxon Valdez Crisis, We've Learned...?”

March 24, 2014

By Adriene Hill

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Friday, March 21, 2014

1. CBS News, “NRDC Letter to Marshall: From the Office of the NRDC President”
March 20, 2014
By Frances Beinecke

March 14th, 2014

Dear Mr. Eriksen:

Congratulations on your court win against Gruber Pharmaceuticals! I have such fond memories of summer vacations at Frog Lake. What a shame the court ordered so small a settlement. But I cannot thank you enough for your efforts to protect this wonderful place.


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