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The Pebble Partnership and the Demeaning of Independence

Leave it to the flailing Pebble Partnership - now consisting of just one under-funded Canadian company - to conclude that the only truly "independent" review of its uniquely reckless Pebble Mine is an "independent" review that is bought and paid... Read More >

Are Your Fish Sticks Killing Whales?

Seafood lovers beware: if you buy (or eat) fish sourced from one of Iceland's leading seafood companies, you are unwittingly funding whaling. NRDC and a coalition of groups are bringing this message to the streets of Boston this week, urging... Read More >

Department of Energy data shows Keystone XL is an export pipeline

Written with Lorne Stockman, Research Director at Oil Change International The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released export data that clearly corroborates President Obama's recent assertion that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is primarily about export. Politico... Read More >

Talk of a deal on Keystone XL is foolhardy and presumptuous

This blog was co-drafted with Liz Barratt-Brown, NRDC Senior Advisor It seems that when the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is dealt a blow, the talk of a deal in exchange for its going forward picks up a notch.... Read More >

Three facts you should know about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and...

When he vetoed legislation meant to force approval of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last week, President Obama noted that the project is designed largely as a way to route Canadian tar sands to the global export... Read More >

Monarch butterflies can't wait another year - EPA needs to act now

Last year NRDC filed a petition with EPA asking them to review the use of glyphosate (also known as Roundup) in light of its effects on monarch butterflies and to impose restrictions on its use. After more than a year,... Read More >

Let's not shoot the Monarch messenger: Butterflies (and critters) of all...

A recent opinion piece by Daniel Rubinoff argued that efforts to save the declining monarch butterfly in the US are misplaced. Chief among Rubinoff's arguments is that other species of butterflies, moths and spiders are in more critical condition and... Read More >

Strike Two: Developers' second shot at the coastal California gnatcatcher...

The coastal California gnatcatcher - a small bird that dines on insects and mews like a kitten - lives in the distinctive coastal sage scrub habitat of southern California. This habitat, much like the bird, is highly endangered in... Read More >

Unregulated oil by rail versus Keystone XL: A false choice

A column of fire lighting the sky. Oil spilling into a nearby river. If the horrifying images of this weekend's West Virginia oil train fire and spill seem familiar; they should. We saw the same type of disaster in... Read More >

“Butterflies fill the air”: A Guest Blog From the Monarch...

The following is a guest blog post by Margaret Hsieh, an attorney in NRDC's New York office. Female monarch in Cerro Pelón portion of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Photo credit: Margaret Hsieh. High in the Sierra Madre mountains of... Read More >

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