The Natural Resources Defense Council is supposed to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization — or at least that is why it has its tax exemption. This sort of lobbying is inappropriate.
Minnesota NPR reports:
Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, also sees the control of power plant emissions as the most important element of the president’s plan.
“I think it’s a major step forward,” Beinecke says. She anticipates a fight to make those standards tough enough to make a dent in carbon pollution, but says that’s familiar territory for environmental groups like hers.
“Our job is making sure [the standards are] as strong as possible,” she says.