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NRDC Action Fund: World Rejects Trump’s Retreat on Climate Change

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

NRDC Action Fund: World Rejects Trump’s Retreat on Climate Change

WASHINGTON (October 4, 2016) – The European Union this week signaled it will formally approve the Paris climate agreement, clearing a key participation threshold that will put the historic accord into effect in record time. Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC Action Fund, issued the following statement:

“With breathtaking speed, the world has united to protect our kids and all future generations from climate chaos. This is due, in large part, to the Obama Administration’s leadership in limiting U.S. carbon emissions and rallying other countries to do their part to curb climate change. Putting the Paris agreement into force now should trump any misguided attempt by Donald Trump to cancel this historic global climate plan.  We will not walk away from our commitments. It’s no more in our national interest to back out of the Paris agreement than Trump’s other dangerous ideas to break our promise to defend our NATO allies or make good on the national debt.”

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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: Trump’s Agenda Would “Make America Dirty Again”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

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