Author: National Resources Defense Council

  • In-active devices waste billions of dollars of electricity

    Approximately $19 billion worth of electricity, equal to the  output of 50 large power plants, is devoured annually by U.S. household electronics, appliances, and other equipment when consumers are not actively using them, according to a groundbreaking study released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • The Myth of Mountaintop Removal Reclamation

    WASHINGTON (May 17, 2010) — Roughly 1.2 million acres, including 500 mountains, have been flattened by mountaintop removal coal mining in the central Appalachian region, and only a fraction of that land has been reclaimed for so-called beneficial economic uses, according to new research by environmental groups. A study by Appalachian Voices, which analyzed recent…

  • Interior Department Suspends Virginia Oil and Gas Leases

    WASHINGTON (May 6, 2010) — The Natural Resources Defense Council today welcomed the Interior Department’s decision to indefinitely suspend public meetings on potential offshore oil and gas drilling near Virginia. NRDC also endorsed a House bill introduced today to launch an investigation into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Both actions are…