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NRDC Action Fund President: Trump’s Agenda Would “Make America Dirty Again”

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Contact:           NRDC Action Fund, Denis Dison, (202) 717-8293, ddison@nrdc.org

WASHINGTON (September 15, 2016) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released an economic agenda today that would eliminate safeguards for America’s air, land, waters and food supply; open public lands to damaging oil and gas development; and worsen the impacts of climate change.

The following is a statement from Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC Action Fund:

“Trump went on the attack today against clean air, safe water and food, and a livable future for our kids. His plan to make America dirty again reads like a polluter wish list. It would set us back a generation, taking a toll we can’t afford on our air, climate, waters, and even the meals we feed to our families.

“Here’s a reality check: The clean water rule provides needed safeguards to protect the sources of clean drinking water for one in every three Americans.  Food safety standards help fight food contamination that threatens peoples’ lives. Cutting smog pollution will save us billions of dollars each year by reducing the number of Americans forced out of work and into the emergency rooms with asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments that smog makes worse. And cleaning up the dirty power plants that account for 40 percent of our carbon footprint is essential to stave off the worse impacts of rising seas, widening deserts, soaring temperatures, raging wildfires, and floods and storms.”

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The NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions. News and information released by the NRDC Action Fund therefore needs to be identified as from the NRDC Action Fund.

NRDC Action Fund President:  “In a Trump Regime, Every Community Will Be a Potential Flint”

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Contact:           Denis Dison, (202) 717-8293, ddison@nrdc.org

WASHINGTON (September 14, 2016) – Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has vowed to gut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is visiting Flint, Michigan, today, where residents have suffered more than two years with lead-contaminated drinking water.

The following is a statement from Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC Action Fund:

“Donald Trump’s belated show of concern for Flint rings hollow. This is a man who wants to gut the Environmental Protection Agency and roll back our bedrock public health safeguards. In a Trump regime, every community will be a potential Flint.”

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The NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, the NRDC Action Fund engages in various advocacy and political activities for which the Natural Resources Defense Council, a 501(c)(3) organization, faces certain legal limitations or restrictions. News and information released by the NRDC Action Fund therefore needs to be identified as from the NRDC Action Fund.

NRDC Action Fund Applauds Clinton-Kaine Ticket

We're with them.Kevin Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund, today issued the following statement regarding Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) to be her vice presidential running mate:

The Democratic ticket now features two environmental champions, both of whom understand that Americans want our government to secure a clean energy future for our kids and grandchildren. Sen. Kaine’s impressive environmental record is a perfect match for a presidential candidate who puts so much emphasis on creating green jobs and expanding America’s reliance on clean, renewable energy. We applaud this choice and will work hard to help the Clinton-Kaine campaign win in November.

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