February 7, 2014
by David Doniger
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EPA Tackles HFC Super Pollutants, Next Step in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced its plans to tackle the super-potent heat-trapping pollutants called hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), an importan… Continue reading

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June 29, 2013
by David Doniger
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Curbing HFC Super Pollutants: Global Benefits and a Blueprint for U.S. Phase-Down

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
Last Tuesday, President Obama announced a far-reaching Climate Action Plan to cut U.S. carbon pollution, protect vulnerable communities from climate impacts… Continue reading

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May 10, 2013
by David Doniger
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Carbon Dioxide Hits New Highs: Living In a League Where Batting 400 Is Not Good

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
Carbon dioxide concentrations have hit 400 parts per million for the first time in at least three million years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini… Continue reading

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April 22, 2013
by NRDC News
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Week of 4/15: Greening sports, national oceans policy, China’s pollution control, and more NRDC in the News…

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The April-May issue of Poder Magazine featured Frances Beinecke’s article on greening the sports industry through sustainable, energy-efficient, and low-impact facilities as well a… Continue reading

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March 26, 2013
by David Doniger
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Ken Cuccinelli’s March Madness

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
Virginia’s attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientifi… Continue reading

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February 14, 2013
by David Doniger
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Auto Engineering Panel Backs Climate-Friendly Coolant, Faults Daimler’s “Unrealistic” and “Highly Improbable” Tests

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
A panel of automotive engineers has forcefully reaffirmed the safety and acceptability of the new car air conditioning refrigerant called HFO-1234yf, also k… Continue reading

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February 5, 2013
by David Doniger
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Carbon Pollution Data Put Power Plants Front and Center

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released plant-by-plant data on 2011 emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping air pollutants.&nbsp… Continue reading

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December 13, 2012
by David Doniger
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Daimler’s Last-Minute Push To Block A Climate-Friendly Refrigerant: Is That Really the Way the Mercedes Bends?

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
Almost every new car has air conditioning.  Almost every car air conditioner uses a refrigerant called HFC-134a, a “super greenhouse gas” w… Continue reading

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November 20, 2012
by David Doniger
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Cooling India with Less Warming: Examining the Business Case for Phasing Down HFCs in Room and Vehicle Air Conditioning

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
As living standards rise for tens of millions of people, India is on the verge of an enormous expansion in room and vehicle air conditioning that could stra… Continue reading

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September 20, 2012
by David Doniger
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EPA and World Bank Celebrate Ozone Treaty’s 25th Birthday

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
The World Bank held an event yesterday to celebrate the Montreal Protocol’s 25th anniversary.  The Bank’s President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and Environ… Continue reading

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July 21, 2012
by David Doniger
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"Super Greenhouse Gas" Update: Will China and India Help Curb HFCs, Or Stand in the Way?

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
I’ve just arrived in Bangkok, where negotiators from around the world will convene next week for the mid-year meeting of the Montreal Protocol, t… Continue reading

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May 29, 2012
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 5/29: Growing Green Awards, atrazine dangers, climate change and health threats, and more…

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The San Francisco Chronicle covered NRDC’s 2012 Growing Green Awards, which celebrated the nation’s food vanguards, and quoted Peter Lehner on the need to use life-saving ant… Continue reading

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April 27, 2012
by David Doniger
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Cooling with Less Warming: Time to Get the Climate-Changing Pollution Out of New Fridges and Freezers

David Doniger, Policy Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.
Today NRDC and its partners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to set a deadline for getting a powerful climate-changing pollutant out of new re… Continue reading

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April 10, 2012
by Vignesh Gowrishankar
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No one cries wolf louder than the oil and gas industry

Vignesh Gowrishankar, Sustainable Energy Advocate, New York
As NRDC and our partners have shown, the oil and gas industry has the technical and financial resources to meet the proposed EPA standards to clean up natural gas production, v… Continue reading

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March 2, 2012
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 3/2: Celebrating The Lorax, dirty coal plants close, court decision on carbon rules and more…

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Peter Lehner was interviewed by Marketplace about the release of ‘The Lorax,’ a film adaptation of Dr. Suess’ children’s book, which chronicles the Lorax’s fight … Continue reading

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March 1, 2012
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 3/1: Sustainable capitalism, addiction to oil, wolf conservation and more…

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The Huffington Post published a piece co-authored by Peter Malik about sustainable capitalism and how the business community needs to join an ongoing dialogue to make the global eco… Continue reading

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September 16, 2011
by Kelly Henderson
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What Will It Take to Stop Keystone XL?

Kelly Henderson, Climate Center Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.
Have you heard about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, or in other words, 2,000 miles of sheer environmental devastation? This pipeline would transport filthy tar sand… Continue reading

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May 2, 2011
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 5/2: Growing Green, bag bans, Smarter Cities and more….

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide Frances Beinecke was interviewed by Edible Manhattan, a local food magazine, about the importance of eating locally, the problem and solution to food waste, and what citizens can do to strengthen New Yo… Continue reading

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March 4, 2011
by NRDC News
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Media scan 3/4: Clean energy leader, Upton-Inhofe bill, Chicago River water pollution, and more…

In E&E News, Frances Beinecke voiced her support for the White House’s decision to appoint Heather Zichal as the head of the policy development for clean energy and climate change within the Domestic Policy Council… In the New Yor… Continue reading

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