NRDC in the News

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Tuesday, February 18, 2014

1. Bloomberg Businessweek, “Obama Sets Timetable For New Truck Fuel Efficiency Rules”

February 18, 2014

By Margaret Talev and Jeff Plungis

President Barack Obama will direct his administration to issue the next round of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March 2016, the White House said.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Thursday, February 13, 2014

1. ABC 7 San Francisco, “Group in SF fights against pet collars containing pesticides”

February 12, 2014

By Michael Finney

[Watch the segment here]

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A national environmental group in San Francisco is suing federal regulators to get two pesticides used on flea collars off the market. 7 On Your Side found out their concern is for both pets and children.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Wednesday, February 12, 2014

1. New York Times, “Cut Carbon Pollution”

February 5, 2014

By Frances Beinecke

To the Editor:

“E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule” (news article, Feb. 5) highlights coal-state concerns about a Natural Resources Defense Council plan for cutting carbon pollution from the nation’s existing power plants, the biggest source of the pollution driving dangerous climate change.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Monday February 10, 2014

1. The Chicago Tribune, “New Smog Limits Could Squeeze Chicago”

February 9, 2014

By Michael Hawthorne and Alex Richards

Decades of efforts to curb air pollution have cut lung-damaging smog to levels far below the hazy days of the 1970s and '80s in Chicago and most other big urban areas.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Thursday February 6, 2014

1. The Fiscal Times, “Keystone Pipeline: Job Creator or Environmental Menace?”

February 4, 2014

By Eric Pianin

The Keystone XL Pipeline cleared another major hurdle last week and in the process rekindled a long-simmering dispute over the potential economic benefit of the $54 billion TransCanada project to the U.S. economy.

The petroleum industry, labor groups and many Republican and Democratic lawmakers who favor the Pipeline insist it would generate tens of thousands of well-paying jobs while pumping billions of dollars into a still struggling U.S. economy.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Wednesday, February 5, 2014

1. New York Times, “Government Said to Undervalue Coal Leases”

February 5, 2014

By Dan Frosch

DENVER — The federal coal leasing program run by the Bureau of Land Management operates without sufficient oversight or a consistent means of ensuring that fair prices are paid for the leases, a report released on Tuesday said.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Tuesday, February 04, 2014

1. Bloomberg Businessweek, “Keystone Foes Struggle For Silver Lining In U.S. Report”

February 4, 2014

By Mark Drajem and Jim Snyder

Activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline are digging deep into a more than 7,000-page environmental analysis to marshal reasons President Barack Obama should reject the project.

It’s no easy task.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Friday, January 31, 2014

1. ClimateWire, “Major Cities Launch Plan to Cut Emissions from Buildings”

January 30, 2014

By Daniel Lippman

Ten major cities across the country announced yesterday they were banding together to save energy and cut greenhouse gas pollutants from a top metropolitan energy user: buildings.

Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia are among the cities that are pledging to cut carbon emissions by up to 7 million tons annually and boost energy efficiency in their buildings, which is estimated to save nearly $1 billion annually in lower energy bills.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Wednesday, January 29, 2014

1. New York Times, “Antibiotics in Animals Tied to Risk of Human Infection”

January 27, 2014

By Sabrina Tavernise

A federal analysis of 30 antibiotics used in animal feed found that the majority of them were likely to be contributing to the growing problem of bacterial infections that are resistant to treatment in people, according to documents released Monday by a health advocacy group.

Daily Media Coverage Highlights Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1. Washington Post, “FDA Has Allowed Antibiotics In Animal Feed Despite Risk To Human Health, Report Says”

January 27, 2014

By Brady Dennis

The Food and Drug Administration has continued to allow dozens of antibiotics to be used in livestock feed, despite findings from its researchers that the drugs could expose humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria through the food supply, an environmental advocacy group said in a report Monday.

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