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Environmental Entrepreneurs Update
March 31, 2008
This Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) newsletter is sent to all E2 members and friends of E2.
Articles in this Issue:

E2 Delegation in Sacramento - Annual trip focuses on water, land use planning, ports and climate policy
E2 Member Bill Unger Testifies In Washington - Renewable energy economy will create jobs and growth
Pacific Northwest Advocacy Success - Washington passes Climate/Green Jobs bill E2 supported
Massachusetts Senate Passes Global Warming Solutions Act - First step in important effort
Update on NRDC/E2 Efforts in Costa Rica - Progress toward country's carbon-neutral goal
Energy Development in Rocky Mountains - New York event covers efforts to save wilderness
Energy Symposium Helps Highlight E2's Work - How to shape the future of energy policy
Global Warming and Ocean Health - New England event explores impacts and solutions
Expensive Nuclear Detection Not Working - America should push for worldwide elimination of sources
EPA Diesel Rule for Trains and Ships - Soot emissions to decrease 90 percent by 2030
NRDC Helping Major League Baseball Go Green - Individualized programs offered to clubs
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Sonar Waiver - Navy's last option is Supreme Court appeal
Calendar of Events - E2 events in California, New York, New England and the Rocky Mountains

E2 Delegation in Sacramento


The 2008 E2 delegation (from left to right): Harris Epstein (NRDC), Ann Notthoff (NRDC), Steve Silberstein, Tony Bernhardt, Rick Degolia, Senator Darrell Steinberg, Jon Slangerup, Nicole Lederer, Bob Smith, Bob Epstein, Nat Simons, Lee Stein and Tim Sexton. Not in photo: Kristina Phipps and Maureen Blanc.

On March 26, a delegation of 10 E2 members traveled to Sacramento to meet with the Governor and members of the state Senate and Assembly to discuss E2’s agenda for 2008. Two major factors were evident this year:

  • The extreme budget deficit (estimated at $8 billion for 2008-09) dominates the legislative agenda.
  • Climate policy has made it possible to consider items that previously were off the table, including new approaches to water and land use.

History

This marks the fifth year that E2 has made a formal delegation trip to Sacramento and the seventh year that E2 has actively worked for legislation in California. Our first efforts in California started in December of 2001 with the California Clean Cars Bill (AB 1493 - Pavley). At the time, the bill was short the five to ten votes it needed to pass the Assembly and was quickly approaching the January 30th deadline. By focusing on a group of business-oriented legislators, E2 helped get the bill passed in the Assembly by one vote. Once the bill became law in July 2002 and then-Governor Davis asked E2 to speak at the bill signing, we were convinced that a business voice could make a positive difference. Since 2002, E2 has maintained a regular and effective presence in Sacramento .

E2 Priorities for 2008

E2 is working on five priority issues:

AB 2175 (Laird and Feuer) - Water-Use Efficiency
This legislation will build upon the recently enacted AB 1420 (Laird) by establishing a statewide target for water efficiency, and encouraging the development of new technologies and investments necessary to meet that target. Reducing water demand helps to mitigate climate change impacts and reduces the GHG emissions associated with water delivery and use. (See the E2 analysis of AB 2175 and the E2 water policy paper.) The bill was introduced in February 2008 and will have its first committee hearing on April 15.

SB 375 (Steinberg) - Transportation and Land-Use Planning
SB 375 would create incentives for regions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through changes in transportation and land-use policy on a regional and statewide basis. SB 375 would also save California taxpayers billions of dollars in avoided infrastructure and personal transportation costs, improve quality of life and reduce pollution, ensuring that California remains attractive for employers and employees. (See E2 Report: Smart Growth, SB 375 summary and a PowerPoint presentation on the bill.) This bill passed the Senate last year and is currently in the Assembly committee on appropriations.

SB 974 (Lowenthal) - Clean Ports Investment
This bill will modernize California’s ports, improve air quality and reduce health-related problems in port communities by funding pollution relief and other needed improvements. Investing in infrastructure and air quality improvements will create over 500,000 trade-related jobs over the next 30 years in Southern California alone, generating up to $1.27 billion annually in tax revenue for the state.

This bill has been part of the E2 agenda for several years. Recently the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have all instituted their own fees, but those fee revenues are limited to investments on port property only. SB 974 would provide money for both on-port improvements as well as projects that are related to the ports but in the surrounding area. (See E2’s letter of support.)

Budget
An increasing number of the state’s environmental programs are funded through fees paid by the beneficiaries or the regulated businesses. E2 is supporting a mix of proposals, including recommendations from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO). In contrast to the Governor’s across-the-board-reductions approach to balancing the budget, which fails to prioritize state spending, the independent LAO has suggested an alternative approach for the legislature’s consideration. The most significant proposal in the budget for environmental programs is a proposed fee on the approximately one million homeowners who currently receive free fire protection because they choose to live or own residences in rural areas (known as State Responsibility Areas, or SRAs) that fall outside the boundaries of municipal fire protection districts. The average fee of $265/year (which would range depending on measures homeowners could take to make their properties more fire-resistant) would cover about half of the cost of providing fire service and the increased revenue would offset the proposed cuts in environmental services.

Green Jobs
As California steps up to implement policies to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and provide new economic opportunities, there’s a growing excitement about the new energy economy. An essential component of that new economy is its ability to provide job opportunities to the full range of workers. There are several bills now being developed by legislators aimed at connecting secondary education training with clean energy installation and maintenance. Incoming Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg discussed his bill, SB 1672, the Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Career Technical Education and Clean Technology Job Creation Bond Act, with E2 during our trip. Senator Perata and Speaker Núñez also have bills to advance green job opportunities and E2 will monitor their policy development and support policies to advance development of a robust market for green jobs.

Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32)

Implementation of AB 32 rests with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the legislature providing oversight. Our goals are to keep the legislature informed on our positions regarding the implementation and encourage them to work on complimentary measures that are outside the regulatory authority of CARB - such as smart land-use planning and water-use efficiency.

E2 has been actively involved in the CARB "scoping plan" process for the implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act. E2’s co-founder, Bob Epstein, is the Vice-Chairman of ETAAC (the Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee), whose recent report recommends that the legislature advance policies in land-use planning, water efficiency, accelerating renewables, green-collar job training programs and attracting cleantech manufacturing to California. The E2 policy recommendations to CARB can be found here and the ETAAC recommendations can be found at www.etaac.org.

CARB is on schedule to release a draft scoping plan at the end of June and adopt a final plan by the end of the year. The scoping plan defines the design elements of AB 32’s implementation. With the release of the draft scoping plan only three months away, the debate on some of the more contentious policy issues is becoming more intense.

The debate over cap-and-trade was front and center in March. This month’s proposal by the California Public Utilities Commision (PUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) on how to create a cap-and-trade program for the electricity sector should CARB decide to do so created an uproar from some legislators, some publicly owned utilities (POU) and the environmental justice community. The legislators were opposed to the process used by the CPUC and CEC in making their proposed decision, concerned that it didn’t follow the balancing process mandated by AB 32. Several senators informed the governor of their opposition to the process. The POUs believe they will be disadvantaged in a cap-and-trade program because they own more generation assets and are starting with a higher carbon content per kilo-watt-hour. The environmental justice community opposes trading because it believes the system will be gamed and will end up negatively impacting low-income communities.

E2 is confident the CARB public process will allow all sides to be heard and an effective program developed. However, the "noise" created by the process concerns many in the legislature. E2 endeavors to be a trusted, independent voice in the process to try to alleviate premature anxiety by the various stakeholders and policymakers.

Summary

E2 had a total of 24 individual meetings, which included the governor and members of both parties from the Senate and Assembly or their staffs (see below for a full list). In addition, we have another 20 meetings scheduled for April 2, as we could not accommodate everyone in a single day. In total, this represents over one-third of California’s legislature.

The water bill was well received, but legislators have yet to see the actual bill and it is very early in the process. The bill will be consistent with the Governor’s recent proposal to reduce water demand by 20 percent per capita by 2020 and will both reduce water demand and reduce the greenhouse gases associated with the significant energy demand of moving, heating and treating water.

As expected, the fee bills - both the ports bill and the budget proposals - were more contentious, with a clear divide between most of the Republican members who were opposed to new fees and the Democrats who supported the ports bill in the last session. This split is a long standing one in the legislature where the Republican caucus remains fundamentally opposed to any fees or tariffs that they view as harming business. It’s E2’s job to help demonstrate that there is a net benefit to business and the overall economy.

SB 375, the transportation and land-use planning bill was well received by the Assembly members (it has already passed the Senate). It is top priority for its author, Senator Darrell Steinberg, who will become the new Senate President pro Tempore this fall. Thus, it has very strong Senate leadership support and we are optimistic that Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and incoming Speaker Karen Bass will work with Sen. Steinberg to make this an Assembly priority as well. Senator Steinberg is looking for a broader coalition of support for the bill, which E2 and NRDC are working to help build, to overcome some of the loudest critics, who are currently most concerned with a perceived loss of local control over planning.

In summary, E2 is a significant factor in developing and promoting strong California environmental policies that both create jobs and protect the environment. This is possible because of the collective strength of our membership and the willingness of so many of our members to meet with public officials, sign on to our Action Alerts, and provide their considerable skills to push the issues forward. We are grateful to this year’s delegates, who have put in countless hours preparing for and attending meetings (with more to go on April 2!).

E2 delegates met with the following officials:

Members of the Assembly:

Juan Arambula (D - Fresno) (staff)
Karen Bass (D - Los Angeles)
Julia Brownley (D - Santa Monica)
Anna Marie Caballero (D - Salinas) (staff)
Joe Coto (D - San Jose) (staff)
Mike Davis (D - Los Angeles)
Kevin de Leon (D - Los Angeles) (staff)
Mark DeSaulnier (D - Martinez))
Mike Duvall (R - Brea) (staff)
Bill Emmerson (R - Redlands) (staff)
Mike Feuer (D - Los Angeles) (staff)
Felipe Fuentes (D - Arleta)
Cathleen Galgiani (D - Tracy) (staff)
Loni Hancock (D - Berkeley) (staff)
Ed Hernandez (D - Baldwin Park)


Jared Huffman (D - San Rafael)
Dave Jones (D - Sacramento)
Mark Leno (D - San Francisco)
Ted Lieu (D - Torrence) (staff)
Fiona Ma (D - San Francisco) (staff)
Tony Mendoza (D - Artesia) (staff)
Gene Mullin (D - South San Francisco)
Pedro Nava (D - Santa Barbara) (staff)
Anthony Portantino (D - Pasadena)
Ira Ruskin (D - Redwood City) (staff)
Mary Salas (D - Chula Vista)
Jose Solorio (D - Santa Ana) (staff)
Nell Soto (D - Pomona) (staff)
Sandre Swanson (D - Oakland) (staff)
Members of the Senate:

Richard Ackerman (R - Tustin) (staff)
Elaine Alquist (D - Santa Clara)
Ron Calderon (D - Montebello)
Ellen Corbett (D - San Leandro) (staff)
Denise Moreno Ducheny (D - San Diego) (staff)
Christine Kehoe (D - San Diego)
Alan Lowenthal (D - Long Beach) (staff)
Abel Maldonado (R - Santa Maria) (staff)
Carole Migden (D - San Francisco)
Alex Padilla (D - Pacioma)
Don Perata (D - Oakland) (staff)
Joe Simitian (D - Palo Alto)
Darrell Steinberg (D - Sacramento)
Tom Torlakson (D - Antioch)
Leland Yee (D - San Francisco) (staff)

Schwarzenegger Administration:

Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)

If you are interested in helping E2 on any of the bills mentioned in this article, please contact April Mo, E2 Program Associate, at amo@nrdc.org or (415) 875-6100.


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E2 Member Bill Unger Testifies In Washington


E2 recently received a request from Congressman Ed Markey, Chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming, to provide testimony at a hearing entitled “The Renewable Energy Economy: A New Path to Investment, Jobs and Growth.” E2 member Bill Unger, Partner Emeritus of Mayfield Fund, agreed to participate in this hearing on our behalf. Bill was asked to provide an oral presentation and to submit written testimony. Here is his brief synopsis of the experience:

“On March 6, I gave testimony to the House Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming. Others on the committee included GE’s wind business manager (it sounds like business is going great), Applied Materials (they make equipment for solar panel fabrication - business also sounds good) and Arizona Power Company (they’re building a large solar concentrator power generation facility). These three were effective and very quantitative. There was also a representative of a small farmers’ association. These farmers are very knowledgeable about energy and the representative spoke compellingly of the need to assist his members in their transition to cleaner energy and to participate in biomass production. Bianca Jagger, Chair of the World Future Council, provided general remarks. Her organization is inspired by the 15- to 20-year power purchase guarantees for homeowners using solar or wind in Germany."

“Committee Chair Markey is very supportive of our positions. Ranking Member Sensenbrenner, who stayed for most of the testimony, was not opposed to subsidies for alternative energy and cleantech, but asserted his support for “all” energy solutions, including nuclear and coal. Representative Jerry McNerney was an active questioner. My remarks seemed well received.”


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Pacific Northwest Advocacy Success


On March 13, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed the Washington Climate Action and Green Jobs bill (HB 2815). Aggressive advocacy for this bill from the business community was key to its passage in to law. E2 partnered with Seattle-based Climate Solutions in providing a letter of support from Pacific Northwest E2 members and contacts and E2 member Marc Stolman traveled to Washington to help support the local efforts.

This bill is a major milestone in establishing a clear path to market-driven solutions to global warming pollution in the Pacific Northwest. As passed by the legislature, the bill:

  • Provides clear accountability for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – establishing legally binding limits and requiring the Department of Ecology and other agencies to develop a program to address them;

  • Directs the state to develop the design for an economy-wide, market-based system to control global warming pollution through a regional process;

  • Requires reporting by all major sources of global warming pollution;

  • Directs the state to develop strategies to reduce the amount of miles travelled by motor vehicles, in order to reduce emissions in the transportation sector; and

  • Establishes a green jobs training program to ensure that Washington has the skilled workers needed to take advantage of the global opportunities in the clean energy sector.
The state of Oregon will now seek to reach consensus on implementation of this legislation in its 2009 legislative session. Both states will need to work on developing a design for a regional market-based system that will work to reduce climate pollution.


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Massachusetts Senate Passes Global Warming Solutions Act


After beating back a last-minute attempt to water down the bill, the Massachusetts Senate passed the Global Warming Solutions Act to cap state greenhouse gas emissions at 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. E2 played a significant role in helping to pass the bill. An E2 letter of support signed by 70 members and supporters was hand-delivered to every Senator. We also called and emailed key Senators and their staff the day before the vote to give them data on current Massachusetts GHG emission levels and encourage them to support the original bill. An article in the Massachusetts State House News Service covering the issue quoted E2 New England Chapter Leader, Berl Hartman:

Although Associated Industries of Massachusetts called the Senate’s Global Warming Solutions bill a “disaster” and the “last nail in the coffin” for manufacturers in Massachusetts, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a national association of business and environmental industry executives, countered that, “It’s an economic disaster if we fail to take action.”

“AIM is not the only voice of business,” said Berl Hartman, co-founder of E2 in New England. “We are the voice of business that looks at the economic issues involved. We think that the global warming bill and the targets that are set are required to strengthen the economy.”

E2 New England is continuing its efforts to help pass the bill in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and have it signed into law by the governor. 

E2 New England is also taking action in support of Cape Wind, the offshore wind farm planned for Nantucket Sound. E2 members Berl Hartman and Rob Moir testified at an important hearing on March 13 hosted by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) to hear comments on their Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Cape Wind. In addition, an E2 alert on this topic will be sent to MMS.


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Update on NRDC/E2 Efforts in Costa Rica


In June 2007, representatives from NRDC and E2 visited Costa Rica to discuss with government officials ways in which we could help the country meet its goal, announced by President Óscar Arias, to become carbon neutral by 2021. One month later, E2 participants on the trip discussed the outcomes and challenges. The country decided to tackle efficiency in the electricity sector first and in the months since our first visit, a concerted lobbying effort has led to a pilot project in the town of Aquiares to distribute compact-fluorescent light bulbs (two bulbs at $1.00 each available per home) and monitor the use of the bulbs and any changes in electricity consumption. Initial data compiled this past month in Aquiares shows a 22 percent reduction in energy use – much higher than expected! (Costa Rica’s national utility, ICE, has a webpage on the Aquiares project.) Although Costa Rica has a long way to go, we are encouraged by the example of Aquiares and the close relationships NRDC and E2 have with the Ministry of Energy & Environment.

To read more about this effort and the Aquiares pilot project, including E2 member Lee Stein’s involvement, please download our 3-page update (a PDF document).


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Energy Development in Rocky Mountains


NRDC and E2 members gathered in New York on March 27 to hear about NRDC’s Public Lands Program and their work in the Rocky Mountain West to address the negative impacts of increasing oil and gas development, which is emerging as the main threat in the region. NRDC Executive Director, Peter Lehner, gave an overview of NRDC’s strategic campaign and explained why our efforts in preserving America’s wild places and wildlife is a key element of our strategic plan. Sharon Buccino, Director of the Public Lands Program, and Amy Mall, Policy Analyst, discussed their work to stop dirty energy development in the Rockies, and showed a short film to help convey the devastation of such activities on local resources and communities. They also touched on some of the ongoing litigation and efforts with on-the-ground partners – such as hunting, ranching and citizen advocates – to challenge energy development projects and commercial oil shale leasing on public lands, as well as defend national-forest roadless areas.


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Energy Symposium Helps Highlight E2's Work


E2 members were well represented at UC Berkeley’s March 7 Energy Symposium, which brought together leaders in energy from both the public and private sectors to discuss the innovative science, technology and requisite public policies that will shape the future of energy in the United States and across the globe. Renowned venture capitalist John Doerr of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers, provided the luncheon keynote, citing the importance of effective policy and legislation as an equal pillar with innovation and science in building an economically sustaining and thriving cleantech industry. He also cited E2’s leadership role in building support for AB 32 as one of the early influences affecting his views. E2 Climate Campaign (E2C2) Director, Diane Doucette, was featured in an afternoon panel that addressed the Influence of Policy & Law on Technical Innovation. Diane highlighted work being done to put policy guidelines in place to support the implementation of AB 32, and in particular, provided updates on the strategic planning recommendations of the Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee (ETAAC) report to the California Air Resources Board. Other E2 members attending the event included Tony Bernhardt, Kristen Steck, Sunil Paul, Grant Ricketts and E2C2 intern Jamie Hall.

The day-long event was organized by the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC), a student-led organization whose mission is to connect and educate the UC Berkeley energy and resources community. The sessions were video-taped are posted on the conference web site.


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Global Warming and Ocean Health


On March 5, E2 members and invited guests gathered for an informal lunchtime briefing to learn about the impact of climate change on ocean health with NRDC Senior Scientist Lisa Suatoni. Lisa described the effects of increased carbon emissions on the marine environment that include coral bleaching, increased acidity, sea level rise, altered ocean currents and nutrient cycles, and displacement of fish and marine mammals. She also discussed the stress placed on oceans and coastal regions by increased oil and energy development, and the potential negative effects of various proposals to sequester carbon dioxide in the ocean, noting that these methods have not been proven fully effective and could cause more harm than good on ocean ecosystems.

Lisa explained NRDC’s work to address this important issue. NRDC’s cross-programmatic efforts include working with federal and state agencies to pass and implement healthy ocean and fisheries policies; promoting awareness and mobilizing the public on threats to the oceans; and continuing to advocate for comprehensive global warming legislation such as the Lieberman-Warner Bill. E2 would like to thank Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster for generously hosting this event.


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NRDC News

Expensive Nuclear Detection Not Working

According to a March 25 Scientific American article co-authored by NRDC Nuclear Program scientists Tom Cochran and Matthew McKinzie, nuclear security equipment at U.S. borders and ports is failing to reliably detect highly enriched uranium entering the country. This means Americans are spending billions for machines that don’t reliably detect the most dangerous nuclear material, making it possible for terrorists to smuggle in the material needed to build a nuclear bomb in the United States. In conjunction with the publication of the article, NRDC has filed a petition with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to establish a date after which it would stop licensing or authorizing the export of highly enriched uranium for civil purposes.

Twice since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, NRDC has assisted an ABC News investigative journalist unit to secretly ship a soda can-sized cylinder of depleted uranium weighing 15 pounds from foreign ports into the U.S., mimicking the routes a terrorist might use to smuggle highly enriched uranium. NRDC’s slug of depleted uranium passed undetected through the network of radiation portal monitors now operating at U.S. border crossings and ports of entry. Had the slug been lightly shielded, highly enriched uranium, it would have presented an even fainter signal to the radiation portal monitors, according to the authors’ calculations. Based on these findings, NRDC scientists and policy experts are recommending that the federal government shift its priorities to focus foremost on the elimination of highly enriched uranium sources worldwide. In this regard, NRDC filed today a petition for rulemaking with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requesting that NRC establish a date after which it would no longer license the civil use of highly enriched uranium or authorize its export.


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EPA Diesel Rule for Trains and Ships

On March 14, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a rule, for which NRDC has advocated for more than five years. Starting in 2015, the rule will cut particulate soot pollution from new ship and train engines by 90 percent. It will also cut smog-forming nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent, starting in either 2014 or 2015, depending on the size and type of engine. Between now and then, ship and train engines will be required to be rebuilt to cleaner levels, as they undergo their regularly scheduled overhauls.

According to the EPA’s own data, every dollar invested in cleaner diesel engines should result in up to $15 in healthcare cost savings. NRDC estimates that thousands of asthma attacks and other health emergencies will be avoided once the clean-up plan comes into enforcement. Richard Kassel, director of NRDC’s Clean Fuels and Vehicles Project and a member of EPA’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, says that the EPA’s new rule represents a significant step forward, but two steps remain. First, given the long life of diesel engines, the nation’s ports, railyards and freight haulers need to find ways to accelerate the clean-up of today’s dirty engines. Second, the global shipping industry needs to clean up the pollution from the foreign-flagged ships that are beyond the reach of the EPA’s rule.


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NRDC Helping Major League Baseball Go Green

On March 11, Major League Baseball (MLB) and NRDC announced the creation of a collaborative Team Greening Program. This program was developed to support and coordinate the many environmentally sensitive practices now pursued by virtually every MLB Club. The announcement marks the first time that Major League Baseball will implement a league-wide environmental protection strategy. The Team Greening Program will provide to each Club an individualized NRDC Team Greening Advisor for Major League Baseball, which is a web-based software tool featuring advice and resources for every aspect of a Club’s operations. This unprecedented program, more than two years in development, will expand on the industry’s best practices, offering specific local advice concerning such topics as energy use, purchasing, concession operations, water use, recycling and transportation. To read more about the Team Greening Program, whose development at NRDC was spearheaded by Senior Scientist Allen Hershkowitz, please click here.


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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Sonar Waiver

On February 29, in the latest round of litigation relating to the Navy’s use of sonar, a federal appeals court rejected the Bush administration’s effort to exempt the U.S. Navy from federal environmental laws as it engages in high-intensity sonar training off southern California. The court also upheld every element of a lower court order requiring the Navy to take precautions during the sonar training to minimize harm to whales and other marine mammals. The appeals court permitted the Navy 30 days to seek review in the U.S. Supreme Court, during which time the Navy must comply with nearly all of the precautions ordered by the lower court. Unless the Navy seeks Supreme Court review, it will have to comply with all of the measures ordered by the lower court. The court’s opinion is a precedent from the nation’s second-highest court that will govern ongoing and future litigation between environmental groups and the military in California, Hawaii, and elsewhere. NRDC’s long-standing litigation efforts on this issue are led by Joel Reynolds, Director of the Marine Mammal Protection Project.


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