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New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Should Take Action Against Tar Sands

From July 13-15, 2014, the Governors of the six New England states, and Premiers of the five Eastern Canada provinces will meet at their annual conference, which will be hosted this year by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. ... [Published NRDC Worldview - 16 hours ago]
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Discovering Life along a River of Local and National Importance

Home › Contributors › › Posted July 11, 2014John Sutter, a CNN journalist, has just completed an incredible journey from source to sea on the San Joaquin River, the impetus for which was the designation in 2014 of the San Joaquin as one of the in the ... [Published NRDC Worldview - 16 hours ago]
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What Big Oil isn't telling you about California's clean energy law

We’ve seen this play before: the oil industry is once again trying to scare California into giving it a free pass on pollution.Last week, Big Oil cranked up, once again, its campaign to block the next critical step in California’s widely supported and ... [Published NRDC Worldview - 16 hours ago]
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2014 NY State Legislative Environmental Wrap-Up

Home › Contributors › › Posted July 11, 2014 in The New York legislative session typically ends with many bills being debated and passed in the last few weeks. But the usual journalistic metaphor of a “flurry of bills” seems, for once, too subdued.From ... [Published NRDC Worldview - 20 hours ago]
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BLM speeds drilling permits as inspections suffer

Home › Contributors › › Posted July 11, 2014 in Curbing Pollution, , , Last week, the Department of the Interior’s Inspector General (IG) released a report which stated that approval times for drilling permits on public lands are “often very long.” The ... [Published NRDC Worldview - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Time to Protect the Arctic Refuge from Drilling Once and For All

Home › Contributors › › Posted July 10, 2014 in I will never forget the sensation of flying over the Brooks Range in a tiny Cessna. The ride was bumpy, and the light of an endless Alaskan summer day poured through the windows. Snow-covered peaks and slate-gray ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Protect America's Arctic

As the biological heart of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the coastal plain is home to polar bears, caribou, wolves, Arctic foxes and millions of migratory birds. Urge your lawmakers to support new legislation to designate the Refuge’s coastal plain ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

D.C. Circuit: When it Comes to Demand Response, Please Think Twice, It's Not Alright

Home › Contributors › › Posted July 9, 2014 in , Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has joined with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Illinois Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to support requests that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

House Panel Votes to Weaken Protections for Clean Air, Water

) —House Republicans today rammed a spending bill through the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee that would seriously weaken the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect the public from breathing dirty air and ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 09 2014]
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Guest blog: Report on 9-month-long tar sands well blow out reveals systemtic problems

This blog was drafted by Joshua Axelrod, NRDC legal consultantA recent report prepared for tar sands giant Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) raises new questions about the safety of the industry’s drilling (or in situ) operations.  The new revelations ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 09 2014]
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What does the Republican Party have against elephants?

Home › Contributors › › Posted July 8, 2014Every once and a while, House Republicans really make me scratch my head. I’m used to the endless anti-environmental “riders” attached to bills that fund the federal government, just one part of a systematic ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

NY High Court's Local Ban Decision is No Basis for Greenlighting Fracking

Home › Contributors › › Posted July 8, 2014 in Curbing Pollution, When the New York State Court of Appeals ruled last week that municipalities have the right to use their zoning codes to ban fracking, my reaction was one of intense relief and celebration. ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 08 2014]

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"AB 32 is rooted in the principle that business as usual is unsustainable when it comes to reliance on fossil fuels. California’s most disadvantaged communities...are already bearing the brunt of the impacts: a historic drought, wildfires of unprecedented strength and 12 million people breathing air that does not meet federal health standards."
...Republicans are once again rushing toward another government shutdown that will, undoubtedly, harm America’s families, communities and economy.” "Protect our natural resources for our health and future generations. Join me and take action."
...  ACFN Chief Allan Adam said, "It’s frustrating to be constantly filling the gaps in research and studies that should have already been done.  This demonstrates the lack of respect by industry and government to effecting address the First Nations concerns about impacts our Treaty rights and the increases in rare illnesses in our community. We need further independent studies done by internationally credible institutions like the World Health Organization.”"
...As former U S Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in theNew York Times last week, "the costs of the policies necessary to make the transition to an economy powered by clean energy are real, but modest relative to the risks." Suddenly, a new global deal seems to be within reach

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What Big Oil isn't telling you about California... [Published NRDC Worldview - 16 hours ago]
New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Prem... [Published NRDC Worldview - 16 hours ago]
Discovering Life along a River of Local and Nat... [Published NRDC Worldview - 16 hours ago]
2014 NY State Legislative Environmental Wrap-Up [Published NRDC Worldview - 20 hours ago]
BLM speeds drilling permits as inspections suffer [Published NRDC Worldview - 20 hours ago]
Time to Protect the Arctic Refuge from Drilling... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 10 2014]
Protect America's Arctic [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 10 2014]
D.C. Circuit: When it Comes to Demand Response,... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 10 2014]
House Panel Votes to Weaken Protections for Cle... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 09 2014]
Guest blog: Report on 9-month-long tar sands we... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 09 2014]
What does the Republican Party have against ele... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 09 2014]
NY High Court's Local Ban Decision is No Basis ... [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 08 2014]
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