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The Fight Widens: NRDC challenges the approval of the pesticide combination...

Back in October, EPA approved a new pesticide, Enlist Duo, which combines glyphosate (commonly known as Roundup) with another powerful weed killer called 2,4 D in six states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin). NRDC filed a... Read More >

Energy Information Administration data confirms rail is no replacement for...

This blog was co-written with Lorne Stockman, Research Director at Oil Change International Industry's favorite talking point in favor of the embattled Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was roundly discredited late last month with the first-time release of crude-by-rail data... Read More >

NRDC Pushes Obama Administration to Finalize Ivory Regulations

It's been over a year since the Obama Administration promised to put in place regulations that - if implemented as proposed - would amount to a near-total ban on domestic ivory sales, imports, and exports of African elephant ivory. And... Read More >

California's Mendocino County Suspends Illegal Contract with Wildlife...

Mendocino County officials agreed this week to suspend the renewal of the county's 2016 contract with Wildlife Services after NRDC, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, Animal Welfare Institute, and Project Coyote filed a lawsuit against the... Read More >

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 >

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