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Environmental Defense Fund
New York, NY
givvers: shawn + 2 others

“…Grade A” (highest rating of any environmental group)
– Wired Magazine

“…America’s most economically literate green campaigners”
– The Economist

“…the power broker rewarding good behavior”
– Time Magazine

“…one of the hottest environmental groups around”
– The Wall Street Journal

Environmental Defense Fund is a 501(c)3 organization.

Latest News

Aug 14, 2019

(This post was written by EDF  Attorney Laura Shields)  The numbers are in for Colorado’s proposed Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program – it will cut climate pollution and save Coloradans millions of dollars. This week, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission is formally considering adoption of the ZEV program for model year 2023 through 2025 […]

Aug 14, 2019

(This post was co-authored by Nat Keohane and David Festa)  The hotter future that climate pollution is creating has already arrived for 1 in 10 Americans. A new analysis from The Washington Post shows that 34 million Americans live in areas that have now seen average temperatures rise farther than the goal set by the […]

Aug 02, 2019

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) this week released an updated version of the proposed Tropical Forest Standard (TFS) for consideration at its September 19 Board meeting. CARB made some important changes to the TFS in response to feedback from members of the California Assembly, indigenous leaders, environmental groups, environmental justice advocates, and subject-matter experts. […]

Jul 26, 2019

Authored by Steve Capanna, Director, U.S. Climate Policy & Analysis Scientists agree that to maximize our chances of averting the worst impacts of climate change, we must stop adding climate pollution to the atmosphere by soon after mid-century. As one of the world’s most advanced economies, the U.S. must reach that goal no later than 2050 […]

Jul 24, 2019

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seeks to understand why forest protection efforts in the Brazilian Amazon differed in their impacts, across the region, with a focus on the government agency in charge.

Jul 17, 2019

(This post was co-written by EDF intern Laura Supple) The Trump administration has finalized a rule that throws out the Clean Power Plan – America’s first and only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from existing power plants – and replaces it with a “do nothing” rule that, by EPA’s own numbers, would actually increase dangerous […]

Jun 20, 2019

Authored by Erica Morehouse, Senior Attorney, U.S. Climate Policy and Analysis Oregon is the current bellwether for climate action in the United States thanks to its effort to place an ambitious, firm limit on all major sources of climate pollution in the state.  HB 2020, Oregon’s “Cap and Invest” bill has passed three major legislative […]

Jun 19, 2019

Bipartisanship and congressional action aren’t words associated with climate change in recent years. But we may be taking steps away from that stalemate. There is growing momentum in Congress to support innovation in clean energy – which can play an important role in reducing climate pollution. Members from both parties recognize that investing in innovation […]