September 26, 2013
by Giulia C.S. Good Stefani
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This Weekend, Help Envision a Sustainable Little Tokyo in Los Angeles

Giulia C.S. Good Stefani, Project Attorney, Marine Mammal and Southern California Ecosystems Projects, Santa Monica
Guest blog by SoCal Ecosystems Program Assistant Lauren Packard:
The Little Tokyo Community Council is spearheading a pl… Continue reading

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September 6, 2013
by Becky Hammer
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New York’s Plan for Post-Sandy Wastewater Infrastructure Projects Doesn’t Go Far Enough to Promote Resilience

Becky Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DC
New York State is currently considering public input on its draft plan for how the state will spend $340 million on disaster resilience for wastewater infrastructure that was… Continue reading

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August 9, 2013
by Giulia C.S. Good Stefani
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CalRecycle Data Confirm: Gregory Canyon Landfill Is Not Needed

Giulia C.S. Good Stefani, Project Attorney, Marine Mammal and Southern California Ecosystems Projects, Santa Monica

(Credit: NRDC)
Developers have spent decades and tens of millions of dollars fighting to build a dump in pristine Grego… Continue reading

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July 25, 2013
by Morgan Wyenn
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Coal Doesn’t Belong in our Water

Morgan Wyenn, Project Attorney, Santa Monica
Whatever you happen to think about climate change or energy policy, I think everyone can agree that coal does not belong in our waterways.  Yet every day, several times a day, trains car… Continue reading

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June 26, 2013
by Becky Hammer
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“Testing the Waters” for Bacteria That Can Make You Sick

Becky Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DC
In addition to crusading for clean water here at NRDC during the workweek, in my free time I’m also a volunteer water quality monitor for Arlington County, Virginia, wh… Continue reading

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May 23, 2013
by Giulia C.S. Good Stefani
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Let’s End a Stinking Era

Giulia C.S. Good Stefani, Project Attorney, Marine Mammal and Southern California Ecosystems Projects, Santa Monica
Twenty-five years ago, when Gregory Canyon was first proposed as a landfill site, I was in elementary school.  A lo… Continue reading

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October 2, 2012
by Rebecca Hammer
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FEMA Must Require States to Plan for Climate Change’s Water-Related Impacts

Rebecca Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DC
Today NRDC, together with the National Wildlife Federation, filed a petition with the federal government that, if granted, will improve the way states plan for the water-re… Continue reading

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May 9, 2012
by Rebecca Hammer
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Fracking’s Aftermath: Wastewater Disposal Methods Threaten Our Health & Environment

Rebecca Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DC
A new report released by NRDC today shows that contaminated fracking wastewater is threatening people’s health and the environment, and none of the methods currently … Continue reading

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February 14, 2012
by Noah Garrison
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They’re giving away free water: capturing rain from our rooftops

Noah Garrison, Project Attorney, Santa Monica
When I boarded my plane Monday morning in Portland, Oregon it was (not surprisingly) raining.  When I landed in Los Angeles a few hours later, it was raining.   It was raining most… Continue reading

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November 22, 2011
by Noah Garrison
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When it rains in Los Angeles, do canoes get to use the carpool lane?

Noah Garrison, Project Attorney, Santa Monica
This past weekend saw one and one-third inches of rain fall over Los Angeles, just enough to foul the beaches with stormwater pollution, bury the 405 freeway in mud, and send torrents of rai… Continue reading

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October 5, 2011
by Adrian Martinez
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Team NRDC Takes Climate Ride 2011 by STORM!!

Adrian Martinez, Project Attorney, Southern California Air Team, Santa Monica

Today is the third day of Climate Ride California 2011.  Climate Ride is a 320 mile, 5 day charitable bicycle ride that seeks to raise awareness and fun… Continue reading

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September 22, 2011
by Morgan Wyenn
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LA’s Transportation Agency Adopts Another Great Environmental Policy, Implementing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Morgan Wyenn, Project Attorney, Santa Monica
This morning the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) adopted a Renewable Energy Policy; they are now officially on a roll adopting strong environmental policies.  L… Continue reading

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June 14, 2011
by Morgan Wyenn
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Building LA’s Transit System with Green Construction Equipment

Morgan Wyenn, Project Attorney, Santa Monica As LA’s public transit agency—the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)—is ramping up construction to build a more effective public transit system, it is also considering adopting a… Continue reading

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May 24, 2011
by Morgan Wyenn
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NRDC Urges LA to Adopt the Wilshire Blvd. Bus-Only Lane without any Exemptions

Morgan Wyenn, Project Attorney, Santa Monica The Los Angeles City Council and the LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors are scheduled this week to select a version of the Wilshire Blvd. Bus-Only Lane that they want the cit… Continue reading

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April 12, 2011
by Noah Garrison
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How I Met Your Mother gets into the environment. It’s gonna be legen- wait for it…

Noah Garrison, Project Attorney, Santa Monica When your friends create a hit sitcom, you learn very quickly to be careful how much detail about your life you share with them – let slip something embarrassing and it’s likely to end up on TV…. Continue reading

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April 4, 2011
by Adrian Martinez
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LA Needs to Find Sustainable Solution to Our Garbage Problem

Adrian Martinez, Project Attorney, Southern California Air Team, Santa Monica In an often polarizing time when industry associations and environmental groups are taking dramatically different positions on public policy issues, these groups appear align… Continue reading

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