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Oh, happy day! Clean Water Rule adopted!

Jon Devine, Senior Attorney, Washington, D.C.This post takes a look at the particulars of the Clean Water Rule, an action the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday, but it is also a lot about my kids....

Posted May 29, 2015    

Santa Barbara pipeline spill highlights threats of tar sands expansion into the West Coast

Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DCThe most recent oil spill in California highlights both fundamental weaknesses in basic safeguards for our nation's oil infrastructure as well as risks associated with industry plans to...

Posted May 22, 2015    

DC Water Announces New Proposal to Clean Up Rivers Using Green Infrastructure Instead of Tunnels

Becky Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DCIf you're a fan of the idea of turning our nation's capital into a cleaner, greener city, you should be excited by yesterday's news from DC Water. The water and sewer utility announced...

Posted May 22, 2015    

The Sun Also Rises in the Southeast

Luis Martinez, Senior Attorney, Energy and Transportation Program, Asheville, North CarolinaAnyone who's ever sat out on a Georgia afternoon or wandered outdoors in the bright Florida sunshine, knows the solar power potential in these two...

Posted May 17, 2015    

New Federal Flood Protection Standards Will Prepare Nation for Climate Change

Rob Moore, Senior Policy Analyst, ChicagoThree months ago the President signed an executive order that updated flood protection standards that federal agencies use when deciding where to build, how to build, and what projects should receive federal...

Posted May 15, 2015    

State Department Outlines 'New Architecture' to Address Climate Change

Jacob Scherr, Senior Advisor, International Program, Washington, DCIn her final speech as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations in January 2013 about the significant changes in the world that she has witnessed...

Posted May 11, 2015    

India Announces National Air Quality Index to Increase Public Awareness

Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, San Francisco. Co-authored by Amee Raval, NRDC India Climate Intern, and Ariel Cooper, NRDC India Initiative Program AssistantTo protect citizens from air pollution, the Indian government recently launched a National...

Posted May 6, 2015    

Important Electric Grid Recommendations from the U.S. Department of Energy's New Report

Jennifer Chen, Advocate, The Sustainable FERC Project, Washington, D.C.The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) - a comprehensive report examining how the United States can...

Posted May 3, 2015    

Analyzing the UN Climate Summit Commitments

Megan Majd, John Gardner Fellow, New York CityUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world leaders from all levels of government, finance, business, and civil society to a historic Climate Summit 23 September, 2014 with the goal of galvanizing...

Posted April 29, 2015    

Deal on HFC Super-Pollutants Inches Forward

David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.A global deal to phase down the powerful heat-trapping chemicals called hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs) inched forward after a week of international negotiations in Bangkok under the...

Posted April 27, 2015    

Energy Efficiency Progress: A Tale of Two Regions

Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco, CANew England and the Pacific Northwest are separated by a continent, but they have a shared history of energy efficiency leadership that stretches back over some three decades, and two...

Posted April 24, 2015    

Environmental Law Progress In China

David Pettit, Director, Southern California Air Program, Santa Monica, CAWe take it for granted in the United States that citizens can involve themselves in the environmental review of proposed projects, either on their own or with the help of...

Posted April 21, 2015