The last week has seen major national and international developments to address wildlife trafficking, and states are positioned to take even stronger action. On September 21, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the END Wildlife Trafficking Act (HR 2494). The bill addresses global poaching and illegal trafficking of elephant ivory by identifying nations that […]
NCEL Founder Leon Billings, a principal drafter of the 1970 Clean Air Act Amendments, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the Clean Power Plan. The full brief can be viewed here: http://ncel.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/4.1.16-Billings-and-Jorling-Amicus-Brief-for-EPA.pdf
Last week the EPA proposed new rules to reduce methane emissions from oil and natural gas sites by preventing leaks and capturing lost gas. Benefits to the environment and human health are estimated up to $550 million, which outweighs the projected cost to industry of $320 to $420 million by 2025. Methane is a greenhouse […]
An exhaustive EPA report issued on June 23, 2015, “Climate Change in the U.S. – Benefits of Global Action,” finds that reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent the deaths of thousands of Americans and save hundreds of billions of dollars.
Washington, DC — State environmental leaders from legislatures across the nation have written to Congressional leadership and U.S. Senate and House members urging a “no” vote on Trade Promotion Authority legislation as voted out of committee.
Washington, DC — State legislators from across the country delivered a letter to the EPA today supporting an ozone standard of 60 parts per billion (ppb), the most protective level under consideration.
NCEL Chair Hubbard Statement on Chemical Safety Improvement Act
: State Legislators Urge Pres. Obama to Prioritize Climate
NCEL Members Support Industrial Carbon Standards