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Environmental Defense Fund
New York, NY
givvers: shawn, gina_m + 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

Oct 19, 2017

(This post was co-authored by EDF’s Ben Levitan) The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is once again misleading the American people in an effort to avoid doing his job. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was interviewed on Fox News this week, and questioned his legal authority and responsibility to protect the public from the […]

Oct 10, 2017

In addition to the vital public health benefits it offers, the Clean Power Plan is the nation’s most significant action to date to address climate change’s number one culprit – heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions. Now, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to revoke the Clean Power Plan. Here’s a look at the enormous benefits we […]

Oct 10, 2017

(EDF’s Ben Levitan co-authored this post) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt says he will sign a proposal tomorrow to repeal the Clean Power Plan – America’s only nationwide limits on carbon pollution from fossil fuel power plants. If the proposal matches what we’ve already seen in a leaked draft, it would be one […]

Oct 06, 2017

Today, a draft proposal emerged of the latest step in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s attack on clean air and climate security – a proposal to revoke the Clean Power Plan, America’s only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from power plants. The proposal offers no commitment to do anything to address dangerous carbon […]

Oct 05, 2017

According to news reports, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is planning to start the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan very soon. This seriously flawed and misguided effort would be a dangerous step backwards for public health and climate protections. However, as the Trump Administration continues to unravel these protections, the transition […]

Oct 05, 2017

By Gabriela Zayas del Rio To kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from September 15th to October 15th, Americas Latino Eco Festival convened for its fifth year in Denver, Colorado. The festival, organized by the Americas for Conservation and the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, is a weekend-long gathering focused […]

Oct 03, 2017

The disaster unfolding in Puerto Rico is heartbreaking – and a call for action. Our focus as a nation must be to help our fellow citizens as quickly as possible, but also to do what we can to prevent similar catastrophic events in the future. With three Category 4 hurricanes – undoubtedly worsened by climate change – […]

Sep 30, 2017

(This post was co-authored by EDF’s Rama Zakaria) Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced a sweeping and unprecedented proposal to pay coal and nuclear power plants, a move that would increase electricity bills and climate pollution for Americans. The proposal would impose a new cost on all electric ratepayers that would be paid primarily […]