Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) : In Their Own Words
With an annual budget of more than $87 million, the Natural Resources Defense Council promotes what it calls "a visionary strategy" that includes warnings about "poison" in seafood that can interfere with the brain and nervous system. The Chronicle of Philanthropy praised NRDC's "flair for finding the human-interest element that can animate their presentation of a particular environmental policy issue."
NRDC's longtime president, John Adams declared his allegiance to environmental victory at all cost when he stated that his group would "challenge every corporation if their system intrudes on our system. There will be a clash of values, to be sure, environmental values versus economic consumption of those values."