1. Berkeley’s Gas Ban Full of Hot Air

    Berkeley, California has styled itself as being the vanguard of progressivism for several decades. Yet the city’s move to ban new restaurants and other new buildings from using natural gas is a puzzling regression into unserious environmental policy. Passed last July and now the subject of litigation by the state’s restaurant industry, the gas ban, […]

  2. House Committee Investigates NRDC Ties to China

    As Sherlock Holmes discovered, sometimes it is the dog that didn’t bark that matters. That is the logic behind a new inquiry into the radical Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. The Committee, which has also written Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about possible foreign money secretly being funneled […]

  3. NRDC Put $71 Million in Caribbean

    Big Green has plenty of money to push its agenda. The Sierra Club, NRDC, Greenpeace, and other groups raise hundreds of millions a year. And they’re backed by million- and billion-dollar foundations—including one that has taken $23 million from a dark-money group in Bermuda and disbursed it to U.S. environmentalists, including the Sierra Club. And […]

  4. Celebrity Hypocrite of the Week

    With a little help from his friends at the NRDC, Sir Paul McCartney has become one of the premier voices in the environmental movement. From donning the red carpet at environmental fundraisers, to lending his name to anti-fracking causes such as Yoko Ono’s “Artists Against Fracking”, McCartney doesn’t shy away from taking a stand against fossil fuels. And yet: Despite publicly advocating for measures […]

  5. NRDC Uses “Sue and Settle” to Help EPA Rewrite Rules

    Environmental activists routinely exploit the judicial process to make public policy without public input. In what has become known as “sue and settle,” activist groups sue a federal agency, typically for missing a deadline to issue a new regulation, then negotiate a settlement with regulators that advances the activists’ agenda. The process occurs behind closed […]

  6. Celebrity Hypocrite of the Week

    Robert Redford—world famous actor, director, environmentalist, and the celebrity hypocrite of the week. Redford spends much of his time advocating for various environmental causes, but often fails to heed his own advice. Like so many other big green radicals, he seems to preach a message of “Do as I say, not as I do.” Here […]

  7. Congress Unearths More Evidence of EPA-NRDC Collusion

    It’s no secret that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works closely with radical environmental activists, but new emails recently released by U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) show just how much the EPA has relied on environmentalists at the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) for help. In one email, EPA […]

  8. WATCH: Leo’s Titanic Climate Hypocrisy

    Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to know how much he cares about the environment. Just last month, at a UN climate summit, Leo reminded the world that he is “not an expert” but still has a lot of important things to say. For instance, he dubbed climate change “humankind’s greatest challenge,” calling on the UN to […]

  9. Big Green Groups Put Big Chill on Dissent

    Natural Resources Defense Council board member Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. just became the latest high-profile activist to lament that there are no laws under which to prosecute and jail individuals who disagree with his views on environmental policy. He called for his critics to be sent to “the Hague with all other war criminals.” This has become […]

  10. NRDC Colludes with EPA in Drafting New Carbon Rules

    The recent string of personnel and occupational embarrassments at the EPA leaves the impression that analytical reasoning may not be one of the Agency’s strong suits. So it’s little surprise that when it came to devising one of the most costly and complex regulations in the nation’s history – the recently proposed Clean Power Plan […]