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Bishop, Westerman Probe NRDC on Relationship with China


WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2018 -

Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) sent a letter to Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh seeking information on the nature of the organization’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China and clarification on its status as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

“The Committee is concerned about the NRDC’s role in aiding China’s perception management efforts with respect to pollution control and its international standing on environmental issues in ways that may be detrimental to the United States…

“The NRDC’s relationship with China has many of the criteria identified by U.S. intelligence agencies and law enforcement as putting an entity at risk of being influenced or coerced by foreign interests…  

“The NRDC’s ability to work in China is dependent on the goodwill of the Chinese Government. The NRDC leadership regularly meets with senior Chinese and Communist Party officials.”

Click here to read the full letter.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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