natural resources defense

Robert Redford: Democracy Is Working

Robert Redford: Democracy Is Working

Democracy is working. At least that’s the news for now from my friends at the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has filed a lawsuit against last-minute Bush Administration plans to lease huge swaths of majestic wilderness in Utah for oil and gas extraction. Late last night, NRDC and a coalition of environmental and preservation groups…

Robert Redford: You Can't Put A Price On Silence Or Solitude

Robert Redford: You Can't Put A Price On Silence Or Solitude

You can’t put a price on silence or solitude. You can’t quantify the beauty of wilderness. And yet that’s not going to stop the Bush administration from trying to sell off what should be the birthright of future generations. In three days, this Friday, 110,000 acres of majestic Utah wild lands go on the auction…

EPA Ordered to Set Standards for Construction Site Runoff

EPA Ordered to Set Standards for Construction Site Runoff

PASADENA, California, September 21, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must set standards to control stormwater pollution from the construction of strip malls, subdivisions and other new developments, according to a decision of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The EPA and the National Association of Homebuilders had appealed a district court…

Truckers Seek Review of Ruling in SoCal Ports Clean Air Case

Truckers Seek Review of Ruling in SoCal Ports Clean Air Case

LOS ANGELES, California, September 10, 2008 (ENS) – The Clean Truck Program for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has survived a legal challenge by the American Trucking Associations. This federation of motor carriers, state trucking associations, and national trucking conferences had challenged a provision of the program that provides the ports with…

EPA Agrees to Set Beach Water Criteria By 2012

EPA Agrees to Set Beach Water Criteria By 2012

LOS ANGELES, California, August 11, 2008 (ENS) – The association representing most of the country’s municipal sewerage agencies says it is satisfied with an settlement reached Friday that ensures its members will be represented as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency develops new criteria for beach water quality. The head of the National Association of Clean…

Green Job Forecast for the Growing Green Economy

Green Job Forecast for the Growing Green Economy

WASHINGTON, DC, June 4, 2008 (ENS) – Millions of U.S. workers already have the skills and experience to fill the jobs needed to fight climate change and build a green economy in the United States, finds a report issued today that was commissioned by the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC. As its standard, the…

Global Warming Sticker Shock

Global Warming Sticker Shock

WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – If global warming continues unchecked, by 2100, New York City will feel like Las Vegas does today and San Francisco will have a climate comparable to that of today’s New Orleans. In 2100, Boston will have average temperatures like those in Memphis, Tennessee today. These higher temperatures will…

Red Sox Recognized for Greening Fenway Park

Red Sox Recognized for Greening Fenway Park

BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 25, 2008 (ENS) – Historic Fenway Park – home of the World Champion Boston Red Sox – is getting greener. The work to address environmental issues at the 96 year old baseball stadium has earned an “Environmental Merit Award” for excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. The award, presented by…

Green Jobs Campaign Aims to Create 820,000 New Jobs

Green Jobs Campaign Aims to Create 820,000 New Jobs

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 8, 2008 (ENS) – An alliance of labor and conservation groups today launched the national Green Jobs for America campaign. The United Steelworkers, the Sierra Club [www.sierraclub.org], the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Blue Green Alliance [www.bluegreenalliance.org], which is a partnership of the Steelworkers and Sierra Club, will campaign from now…

New York City First With Electronics Recycling Law

New York City First With Electronics Recycling Law

NEW YORK, New York, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – New York City Council passed legislation Wednesday that makes New York the first major municipality in the nation to tackle the rising tide of discarded electronics in the waste stream. Manufacturers of computers, TVs and MP3 players will have to take responsibility for the collection of…

Bush Opens Roadless Tongass National Forest to Logging

Bush Opens Roadless Tongass National Forest to Logging

JUNEAU, Alaska, January 25, 2008 (ENS) – Today, the Bush administration put a “for sale” sign on trees in pristine roadless areas of the Tongass rainforest in Alaska – America’s largest national forest. This move by Bush officials to reverse roadless area protections parallels two others made recently in national forests located in Idaho and…

U.S. Forest Service Plans to Lift Roadless Area Protections

U.S. Forest Service Plans to Lift Roadless Area Protections

DENVER, Colorado, December 31, 2007 (ENS) – The Bush administration intends to remove existing legal protections from over 4.4 million acres of roadless areas in the national forests of Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service formally announced Wednesday that it is beginning a process to establish a new rule for managing Colorado’s roadless areas. This rulemaking…

Upcoming Publishing of "the green book"

Upcoming Publishing of "the green book"

On Tuesday, June 19th, “the green book – The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet, One Simple Step at a Time” will be released to retailers everywhere. This book is filled with step-by-step instructions on how you can change small things in your life that will make a positive impact on the state of the…