May 9, 2013
by Brant Olson
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Top 5 Benefits of AB 521

Brant Olson, Campaign Manager, San Francisco

Last week, California’s State Assembly took its first steps toward adopting a groundbreaking new law to help keep plastic trash out of our oceans by creating a marine plastic pollution… Continue reading

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April 30, 2013
by Leila Monroe
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Marine Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Bill Passes California Assembly Natural Resources Committee

Leila Monroe, Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, San Francisco
Late yesterday, after a marathon hearing of the California Assembly Natural Resource Committee, Assembly Bill 521, known as the Marine Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility… Continue reading

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August 20, 2012
by Cai Steger
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Senate Tax Bill Supports Clean Energy, Needs Improvement

Cai Steger, Energy Policy Analyst, New York, Center for Market Innovation
Before adjourning for August recess, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee reported a tax extenders bill addressing the fate of over $200 billion in t… Continue reading

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June 7, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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House Committee Votes to Allow Illegal Loggers to Pillage World’s Forests: Undercutting America’s Workers & Increasing Global Warming

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
Today, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee voted to allow illegal loggers to undercut the Lacey Act by allowing them to pillage the world’s forests.  … Continue reading

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May 8, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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Musicians, Forest Industry, Labor, and Environmental groups take stand against bills to undercut U.S. efforts to address illegal logging

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
At a hearing today before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee leading individuals and groups came out strongly opposed to bills that would unde… Continue reading

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April 18, 2012
by Steve Fleischli
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Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee To Hold Hearing on Sea Level Rise

Steve Fleischli, Senior Attorney, Washington, DC
Tomorrow’s Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing on sea level rise provides a good opportunity for elected officials to hear firsthand about the risks to U.S. infr… Continue reading

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January 20, 2012
by Reduce
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Oregon to Address Mercury in CFLs

Oregon’s legislature will once again consider a proposal to reduce mercury in compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). The proposal – introduced on Wednesday by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee – is less restrictive than a failed 2011 bill that would have made it illegal to dispose of the bulbs in landfills and required [...] Continue reading

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June 24, 2011
by Leila Monroe
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Join Leonardo Di Caprio, Yao Ming, Edward Norton, Ben Stiller, and Dozens of Celebs to Save Sharks from Hot Water

Leila Monroe, Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, San Francisco This morning, 34 actors, directors, musicians and other celebrities joined NRDC, Wild Aid, and the Humane Society of the U.S. to stand up for Sharks.  Read this letter — from Leonardo Di… Continue reading

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June 10, 2011
by Leila Monroe
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Hey California! Millions of Sharks Need Your Help Today

Leila Monroe, Staff Attorney, Oceans Program, San Francisco Sharks are in serious trouble as a result of the international shark fin trade, with some populations declined by 99%.  Why should you care?  Because sharks are amazing creatures &nd… Continue reading

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April 14, 2011
by Frances Beinecke
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House Committee Promotes More Offshore Drilling with Less Oversight

Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City This Congress has not passed a single piece of legislation to make offshore drilling safer in the wake of the BP oil disaster. Instead, nearly one year after the Deepwater Horizon blowout, the House Na… Continue reading

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