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Md., Del. make list of worst power plant polluters

805 days ago From CBS News   View Archived Article

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS - BALTIMORE =97 Maryland and Delaware are among the nation's top 20 power plant polluters, although Maryland has made significant cuts, according to rankings released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Maryland ranked 19th, an ...

U.S. Creates 17 Zones for ‘Faster’ Solar-Farm Development

821 days ago From Bloomberg   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - This is the first time the government has created a plan for developing solar resources on public lands, Helen O'Shea, of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in an interview. =93There hasn't been a big picture or strategy on where to ...

Ocean's river beaches worst in state

823 days ago From Asbury Park Press   View Archived Article

ASBURY, NEW JERSEY - In New Jersey, river and bay beaches are particularly susceptible to high rainfall, which there was in 2011, resulting in =93persistent pollution problems along the Toms River and Manasquan River,=94 Heather Saffert, staff scientist for Clean Ocean A ...

Oil sands pipelines concern NRDC

833 days ago From UPI.com   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Anthony Swift, an attorney and energy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the NTSB findings suggest more transparency is needed so responders are better able to deal with future spills. "The government investigation raises ser ...

York's beaches are clean, officials say

834 days ago From Seacoastonline.com   View Archived Article

YORK, MAINE - Their comments come in response to the Natural Resources Defense Council's 22nd annual beach water report, "Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches." "Testing the Waters" is a national report that spot ...

Texas ranks eighth among coastal states for water quality at its beaches

840 days ago From Corpus Christi Caller Times   View Archived Article

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - Texas beaches and recreational bayfronts ranked eighth just below Hawaii in cleanliness among the 30 coastal states, according to a recent report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. ...

Rehoboth still a five-star beach

842 days ago From Cape Gazette   View Archived Article

LEWES, DELAWARE - Rehoboth Beach has belatedly been upgraded to a five-star beach rating by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The upgrade makes Rehoboth the 13th superstar beach in the United States. Rehoboth and neighboring Dewey Beach have won five-star ...

Niagara County beaches get bad marks

844 days ago From Niagara Gazette   View Archived Article

NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK - However, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, poor beach water quality isn't limited to Olcott Beach. The group's 22nd annual report, called =93Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches,=94 ...

Protecting our beaches is a priority

845 days ago From Santa Maria Times   View Archived Article

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA - According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, that might not be the most sanitary place to spend some quality time. The council has released its latest beach water-quality report, and it's not good =97 at least for Californians. While beach ...

Area Beaches Need Improvement

845 days ago From Patch.com   View Archived Article

PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA - The Natural Resources Defense Council releases its annual report on water testing at more than 3000 beaches nationwide, including those in Palos Verdes. ...

Myrtle Beach-area beaches improve ‘dirty’ rating as region tackles stormwater woes

847 days ago From Myrtle Beach Online   View Archived Article

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA - The Grand Strand's waters are again listed as dirty beaches in an annual report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council on Wednesday, but the water isn't getting dirtier and municipalities are tackling stormwater issues th ...

Hawaii beach water quality ranked 7th in nation

847 days ago From NorthJersey.com   View Archived Article

WOODLAND PARK, NEW JERSEY - According to Natural Resources Defense Council's annual analysis released Wednesday, 4 percent of reported Hawaii beach monitoring samples in 2011 exceeded the state's daily maximum bacterial standards. Hawaii ranked fourth in 2010. The beach ...

Alarm raised about potential tar sands pipeline

856 days ago From Ventura County Star   View Archived Article

VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - But both the Canadian firm identified in a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Portland, Maine-based owner of the pipeline running ...

Feds approve gas-drilling project in eastern Utah

857 days ago From Business Week   View Archived Article

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Natural Resources Defense Council, which provides legal support to environmental groups, condemned the "head-long rush to drill for oil and gas." "Such a ...

In the renewable energy race, U.S. lags

863 days ago From Fierce Energy   View Archived Article

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - ... energy production has increased by more than 300 percent in the last 10 years, the country still lags far behind Europe and Indonesia and is only slightly ahead of Mexico, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC ...

25 Coal-fired Power Plants Responsible for Half the Great Lakes Region's Mercury Pollution

868 days ago From Kansas City infoZine   View Archived Article

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - Chicago, IL - infoZine - Just ahead of a major US Senate vote on the Environmental Protection Administration's authority to clean up mercury and other toxic air pollutants, a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report shows that the 25 worst ...

Environmental websites to go dark to protest Canadian bill on pipeline

872 days ago From Waterloo Record   View Archived Article

KITCHENER, CANADA - Other groups in Canada that plan to darken their home pages include Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, Oxfam Canada and the Pembina Institute. About 13000 people will darken Facebook pages or participate in social media, organizers said last week. ...

NOAA to consider classifying herring species as 'threatened'

872 days ago From Gloucester Daily Times   View Archived Article

GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS - The protection was requested last August by the Natural Resources Defense Council. If the government concludes that river herring warrants protection =97 "threatened" has a lesser threshold than a finding that an animal is "endangered& ...

Can Environmentalists Learn To Love a Texas Coal Plant?

875 days ago From Yale Environment 360   View Archived Article

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT - Miller and her allies, including the Environmental Defense Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council, stopped the coal plants, and in 2007 TXU was sold to two private-equity firms that promised to steer the company onto a greener path. ...

Uranium mine challenge approved by NRC

885 days ago From Wyoming Business Report   View Archived Article

CHEYENNE, WYOMING - The challenge will allow the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Powder River Basin Resource Council (PRBRC) to pursue in court the possibility of groundwater contamination during in-situ leach (ISL) mining for uranium at Strata's pr ...

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