The United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources is “seek[ing] clarification” regarding the advocacy activities of U.S.-based non-profit National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). In a June 5 letter to the NRDC president, the chairmen of the Committee and of its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations contend that NRDC’s relationship with the Chinese government might mean that it is acting on behalf of a “foreign principal” in the United States and request information to determine whether the group should register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

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