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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

Jun 17, 2019

Negotiators are meeting in Bonn, Germany this week and next on the back of the successful negotiations in Katowice, Poland where the Paris climate agreement “rulebook” was mostly agreed, on time. A feat nearly unprecedented in the often glacial UN climate talks provides hope that countries can continue to work together in light of the […]

Jun 03, 2019

The Trump administration just released its updated plan of action for rolling back our some of our most important protections against dangerous climate pollution. In store for this summer: final attacks on crucial climate safeguards that help keep you and your family safe. Right now, the science is calling for dramatically accelerated climate progress. Extreme […]

May 29, 2019

Six states could see significant opportunity and low costs if they put in place protections against carbon pollution from the electricity sector, according to a new report. The report, by Resources for the Future, looked at Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan. It found that taking two steps – setting a binding, declining […]

May 23, 2019

Protecting forests, including through forest carbon credits, is one of the most important solutions to climate change. But ProPublica readers may miss that.

May 22, 2019

The strong results of today’s California-Quebec cap-and-trade auction once again illustrate the stability of the market as all current and future allowances sold. At the same time, we are seeing some interesting market trends. May auction at-a-glance All 66,321,122 current allowances sold, clearing at $17.45, $1.83 above the floor price of $15.62. This is the […]

May 20, 2019

If you fly, aviation emissions are likely the largest part of your personal carbon footprint. Absent policy change, aviation’s emissions are slated to triple in the coming decades, making it one of the fastest-growing sources of carbon pollution worldwide. To achieve the Paris Agreement goals of holding warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and […]

May 18, 2019

By Pam Kiely, Sr. Director of Regulatory Strategy for U.S. Climate, and Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Manager for U.S. Climate Oregon today advanced nationally-leading policy that would catapult Oregon into the top-tier of U.S. states taking ambitious climate action. The cap-and-invest bill (HB 2020), which passed 8-5 out of its first committee late Friday afternoon, places a […]

May 14, 2019

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has sent a draft rule that would roll back the Clean Power Plan to the White House for review – a step that suggests the rule is close to being finalized and released. If this final rule looks anything like the hopelessly flawed and inadequate proposal that was released last August, […]