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November 28, 2012
EPA strengthens water quality guidelines for beaches

By Noam N. Levey, Washington BureauNovember 26, 2012, 7:24 p.m. WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency updated water quality guidelines for the nation’s beaches Monday, moving in response to charges that the federal government has not done enough to protect bathers from polluted water. The new guidelines, which update standards issued in 1986, may not […]

January 17, 2012
Obama’s Reorganization Plan Could Erode NOAA’s Capabilities

NRDC Press Release WASHINGTON (January 13, 2012) – The following is a statement from Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, on the government reorganization plan announced by President Obama. “Streamlining government to better serve the American people is a worthy undertaking. But we are extremely troubled by the proposal to relocate the […]