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“Poisoning Paradise” The Film

Produced by Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Brosnan, "Poisoning Paradise" dives into what's at stake for Hawaii from local activists, scientific experts, and healthcare professionals as they expose the effects of pesticide use and the environmental injustice on a local population.

Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides sprayed upwind of their homes, schools, hospitals, and shorelines. Discover what’s at stake for Hawaii from local activists, scientific experts and healthcare professionals as they expose the effects of environmental injustice on a local population. Join the international debate about pesticides that is raging around the world, as well as the people’s movement to hold corporations and governments accountable for poisoning planet Earth.



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“Poisoning Paradise” The Film

“Poisoning Paradise” The Film

Synopsis Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites and pesticides sprayed upwind of their neighborhoods. Poisoning Paradise details the ongoing struggle to advance bold new legislation governing the fate of their island home. In an attempt to diversify an economy that was overly reliant on...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of  June 12, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of June 12, 2017

NRDC, along with other environmental groups and eleven states, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday for failure to finalize five energy-efficiency regulations, that has been receiving widespread national media coverage.  Lauren Urbanek told the Washington Post that without these standards, “consumers are the ones who really lose” while Kit Kennedy was quoted...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of June 5, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of June 5, 2017

John Walke was quoted in the New York Times after the EPA delayed a requirement for states to comply with an Obama-era regulation on ozone emissions. “The delay is flagrantly illegal as well as a direct assault on our right to breathe safe, clean air,” John said. He was also quoted in ThinkProgress, Charleston Gazette-Mail,...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 29, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 29, 2017

Prior to President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Rhea Suh, David Doniger, Jake Schmidt, Han Chen, Yang Fuqiang were all featured in lead-up coverage, including multiple Washington Post articles (see also: Washington Post, Washington Post), ABC News, CNBC, PBS Newshour, Yahoo News and Science Magazine, Bloomberg; Public News Service, The...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 15, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 15, 2017

The New York Times spoke to Erik Olson about chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide widely used in agriculture which NRDC has petitioned the E.P.A. to ban. “The E.P.A. has twice made a formal determination that this chemical is not safe. The agency cannot just decide not to act on that,” Erik explained.   Walton Shepherd praised...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 1, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 1, 2017

MTV News interviewed Rhea Suh from the People’s Climate March, where she noted that “the long-term ramifications of not doing anything about climate change now are pretty profound.” Rhea was also quoted in Public News Service and Huffington Post.   Rhea Suh responded forcefully to the offshore drilling Executive Order President Trump signed last week,...

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

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.”...

NRDC in the News Weekly Highlights: March 28, 2016

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.”...

NRDC in the News Weekly Highlights: March 7, 2016

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...

“Poisoning Paradise” The Film

“Poisoning Paradise” The Film

Synopsis Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites and pesticides sprayed upwind of their neighborhoods. Poisoning Paradise details the ongoing struggle to advance bold new legislation governing the fate of their island home. In an attempt to diversify an economy that was overly reliant on...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of  June 12, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of June 12, 2017

NRDC, along with other environmental groups and eleven states, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday for failure to finalize five energy-efficiency regulations, that has been receiving widespread national media coverage.  Lauren Urbanek told the Washington Post that without these standards, “consumers are the ones who really lose” while Kit Kennedy was quoted...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of June 5, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of June 5, 2017

John Walke was quoted in the New York Times after the EPA delayed a requirement for states to comply with an Obama-era regulation on ozone emissions. “The delay is flagrantly illegal as well as a direct assault on our right to breathe safe, clean air,” John said. He was also quoted in ThinkProgress, Charleston Gazette-Mail,...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 29, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 29, 2017

Prior to President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Rhea Suh, David Doniger, Jake Schmidt, Han Chen, Yang Fuqiang were all featured in lead-up coverage, including multiple Washington Post articles (see also: Washington Post, Washington Post), ABC News, CNBC, PBS Newshour, Yahoo News and Science Magazine, Bloomberg; Public News Service, The...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 15, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 15, 2017

The New York Times spoke to Erik Olson about chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide widely used in agriculture which NRDC has petitioned the E.P.A. to ban. “The E.P.A. has twice made a formal determination that this chemical is not safe. The agency cannot just decide not to act on that,” Erik explained.   Walton Shepherd praised...

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 1, 2017

NRDC in the News – Weekly Highlights: Week of May 1, 2017

MTV News interviewed Rhea Suh from the People’s Climate March, where she noted that “the long-term ramifications of not doing anything about climate change now are pretty profound.” Rhea was also quoted in Public News Service and Huffington Post.   Rhea Suh responded forcefully to the offshore drilling Executive Order President Trump signed last week,...

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

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.”...

NRDC in the News Weekly Highlights: March 28, 2016

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.”...

NRDC in the News Weekly Highlights: March 7, 2016

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...