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Natural Resources Defense Council News

  • Keystone Review Delay Draws Angry Reaction From Backers

    The Obama administration’s announcement yesterday that it was delaying a ruling on the Keystone XL oil pipeline drew an angry reaction from supporters of the $5.4 billion project, including some who said it was designed to push the issue beyond the November election.

  • Jared Leto Versus Chuck Norris: Celebrities Battle Over Keystone

    Foes of the Keystone XL oil pipeline appear to be winning the battle for endorsements from Hollywood celebrities and prominent personalities.

  • California Water Contracts Can Be Challenged by Green Groups

    Long-term water supply contracts in California, which had its driest year on record last year, must be revised to protect smelt in the California River Delta, a federal appeals court ruled today.

  • Court Upholds Key EPA Mercury Standards for Power Plants

    Bloomberg BNA — A federal appeals court handed the Environmental Protection Agency a significant victory April 15 by upholding stringent mercury and air toxics standards for power plants, which are among the costliest regulations the agency has promulgated.

  • Anadarko Joins Ad Blitz to Thwart Colorado Fracking Curbs

    Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc., Colorado’s largest oil producers, are waging a media campaign to promote the benefits of hydraulic fracturing as residents push statewide measures to restrict the drilling technique as a threat to the environment.

  • EPA Mercury Rule for Power Plants Upheld by U.S. Court

    Duke Energy Corp., Southern Co. and other energy companies must abide by federal limits on mercury and additional power-plant pollutants, a U.S. court said, upholding a rule regulators say will save lives and the industry claims was illegally drafted.

  • Environmental Groups Forge Alliance for Campaign Donation

    Two of the nation’s largest environmental groups are combining forces to raise $5 million for the 2014 election to blunt better-financed efforts by industry groups fighting tougher climate-change laws.

  • EPA Consulted With Hundreds of Groups On Carbon Rule for Existing Power Plants

    Bloomberg BNA — Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials consulted with at least 210 separate groups representing a broad range of interests in the Washington, D.C., area and held more than 100 meetings and events with additional organizations across regional offices as the agency prepared its carbon pollution regulation for existing power plants.

  • Obama Issues Climate Plan to Plug Methane Leaks

    The Obama administration says it will propose rules to cut methane emissions at landfills and coal mines and conduct a study that may result in regulations to plug leaks from oil and gas production.

  • Christie Greenhouse Changes Violate N.J. Law, Court Says

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration violated state law in the way it withdrew from a regional program to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, a state appellate court ruled.

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