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  1. By Linda Tucker

  2. Background Information • The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. • Founded in 1970 • 1.3 million members and online activists

  3. Priority Issues • Curbing global warming and creating the clean energy future • Reviving the world's oceans • Defending endangered wildlife and wild places • Protecting our health by preventing pollution • Ensuring safe and sufficient water • Fostering sustainable communities

  4. Reaching Goals • Staff of over 400 scientists, lawyers, and policy experts • Presence in centers of government, manufacturing, finance, environmental innovation, and entertainment • Group of supporters

  5. Success • Clean car standards raised to 54.5 mpg • Better mercury standards • Nuclear waste disposal court win • Ending overfishing in federal oceans • Completing the last piece of the California Underwater Park Network

  6. www.nrdc.org