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Natural Resources Defense Council Charity In New York New York

Natural Resources Defense Council

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http://www.nrdc.org     << Visit Website

Coverage:  National

Categories:  Environment, [ View All ]

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Natural Resources Defense Council Charity Profile

NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Worth Magazine has named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities, and the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau reports that NRDC meets its highest standards for accountability and use of donor funds.

NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement. NRDC lawyers helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws. Today, our staff of more than 300 lawyers, scientists and policy experts -- a MacArthur "genius" award-winner among them -- work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing
The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.

We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.

We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.

We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth

Natural Resources Defense Council In The News

Murkowski announces national energy proposal

3 days ago From San Francisco Chronicle  

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - It calls for more domestic drilling at locations that include the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with a portion of revenue devoted to research on clean ...

NRDC’s Plan To Reduce Power Plant Emissions

56 days ago From ENN  

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - In fact, like many local elected officials, he became an accomplished problem solver while serving on the Davis Joint Unified School District, the Davis City Council and, finally, as the city's mayor from 2008 to 2010. Now, a member of the Yolo C ...

California holds first-ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution credits

86 days ago From San Jose Mercury News  

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - "The world is watching California mark this historic milestone," said Alex Jackson, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "The launch of the nation's first economywide carbon market emphasizes once again Californi ...

NRDC Condemns Fracking and Natural Gas “Waste”

112 days ago From Triple Pundit   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Writing in the NRDC staff blog, Peter Lehner, the Natural Resources Defense Council's executive director, says that fracking for oil in North Dakota =93is so lucrative that when natural gas bubbles up alongside the oil, most oil companies simply ...

Four Texas counties rank among nation's top ten for gasoline consumption

133 days ago From Houston Chronicle   View Archived Article

HOUSTON, TEXAS - (Graphic by Natural Resources Defense Council) Editor's note: There is a typographical error in the NRDC's chart. Harris County consumption should be 328, not 323 gallons per person. If you want to find out more about your county's oil de ...

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