February 18, 2014
by Eric Goldstein
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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Names Emily Lloyd as New DEP Commissioner

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC’s New York City Environment, NY
Mayor Bill DeBlasio today named Emily Lloyd  —  a savvy government veteran with broad experience in New York City environmental issues  —  to be his … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013
by Eric Goldstein
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New York City Council Set to Vote on Visionary Legislation to Spur More Sustainable Food Waste Disposal Practices in NYC Homes, Schools and Apartment Buildings

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC’s New York City Environment, NY
The New York City Council is scheduled to vote today on important legislation that would lock in major environmental advances in the collection of food scraps and yard was… Continue reading

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June 17, 2013
by Eric Goldstein
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A National Model for Sustainable Food Waste Disposal Is Being Created Where? Right Here in New York City

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC’s New York City Environment, NY
The New York Times is giving front page coverage today to the latest plans by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for advancing composting and environmentally sound… Continue reading

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April 22, 2013
by Eric Goldstein
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Bloomberg Administration Charting Bold, New Direction on Recycling in New York City

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC’s New York City Environment, NY
In a significant turnabout during his final year in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is orchestrating a shift in solid waste policies that should improve the … Continue reading

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November 2, 2012
by Eric Goldstein
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Safeguarding New York’s Subways in Sandy’s Aftermath

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC’s New York City Environment, NY
As it barreled into New York and New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy caused significant loss of life and billions of dollars of property damage just in the metropolitan area alone… Continue reading

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May 31, 2012
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NRDC in the News 5/30: Greening the LA Convention Center, Growing Green Award winner, fracking dislosure, and more…

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NRDC’s comment letter to the Los Angeles City Planning Department regarding the proposed construction of a 72,000-seat football stadium and Convention Center expansion in downtown … Continue reading

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May 4, 2012
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NRDC in the News 5/4: Stronger fracking rules proposed, transit funding, Keystone XL pipeline update, and more…

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Following the administration’s release of proposed federal rules for fracking on public lands, the Wall Street Journal quoted Amy Mall commending the administration for reduci… Continue reading

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April 20, 2012
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NRDC in the News 4/20: Report: fuel efficiency saves billions, BP disaster concerns continue, Sacramento transit improvements, and more…

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Los Angeles Times quoted Luke Tonachel on a new NRDC report revealing consumers will save $68 billion annually once national fuel efficiency standards are fully implemented; USA Today an… Continue reading

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April 13, 2012
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Chicago Mayor Promises Citywide Recycling in 2013

Written by Matt Hickman, Mother Nature Network Like New York, Chicago is a world-class city with world-class sustainability initiatives. But when it comes to recycling efforts, both cities have long lagged behind. Way behind. Heck, Eric Goldstein,…
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October 26, 2011
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NRDC in the News 10/26: Tar sands carbon footprint, liquid coal’s pollution, defending EPA and more…

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In a New York Times article, Daniel Lashof warned of the double danger of exploiting dirtier fossil fuel sources such as tar sands… also in the New York Times Business Day section… Continue reading

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August 16, 2011
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NRDC in the News 8/16: Fracking, water shortages, coal ash and more…

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide An Inside EPA Blog [subscription required] post noted that Frances Beinecke emphasized the importance of considering shale gas production’s potential public health impacts at a DOE public hearing&… Continue reading

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August 5, 2011
by Eric Goldstein
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Musical Chairs at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC’s New York City Environment, NY It seems like the City’s Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) just can’t catch a break this summer.
Two weeks ago, a fire roared through the main engine … Continue reading

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May 31, 2011
by Eric Goldstein
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New Film on Destructive Mountaintop Removal Should Wake Up NY

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC’s New York City Environment, NY Last week, I attended the New York City premiere of “The Last Mountain,” a sobering documentary about the coal industry’s devastating mountaintop removal practices in th… Continue reading

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January 21, 2011
by NRDC News
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Gulf health concerns to Pres. Obama; Better drilling regulations needed; Native Americans tell Gulf stories; Invest in water infrastructure; Opposing coal plant in Chicago; Polluters and energy legislation; Locavores and organic food

In an article in Facing South, the online magazine for the Institute of Southern Studies, Frances Beinecke, acting in her role as a member of the Oil Spill Commission, pledged to take the serious health concerns of the Gulf residents back to President … Continue reading

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September 23, 2010
by NRDC News
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Lessons learned from Gulf disaster; Disappointment with pollution lawsuit; Tar sands still polluting; Greening textiles; Recycling help

USA Today carried an Op-Ed by Peter Lehner about lessons learned from the Gulf oil spill and the need to break our dangerous addiction to oil; another Editorial on a similar topic in the Charlotte Observer also quoted Peter… In the Miami Herald,… Continue reading

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September 10, 2010
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American Samoa Beats California to Plastic Bag Punch

U.S. territory American Samoa has officially made it illegal for stores to give out plastic shopping bags. Signed last week by Gov. Togiola Tulafono, the law will go into effect on Feb. 23, 2011. The passing comes on the heels of California’s recent rejection of Bill AB 1998 (commonly referred to as the Plastic Bag [...] Continue reading

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August 3, 2010
by NRDC News
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Dispersants’ dangers; Actress Patricia Clarkson laments disaster’s impact; Trouble with Asian carp; Kudos to recycling advances in NYC; Natural gas drilling and public health threats

In a McClatchy Newspapers article picked up by multiple outlets including the Miami Herald, Gina Solomon discussed the controversial dispersant chemicals that were used in the Gulf to break oil into smaller components… The Wall Street Journal&rs… Continue reading

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