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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

Apr 12, 2019

The first hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives new Select Committee on the Climate Crisis marked a positive move toward a meaningful and constructive conversation about climate action. The Select Committee was created in early 2019 to compile innovative policy solutions to take action on climate change, which will be released next year. The […]

Apr 12, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday reported that that the US made essentially no progress on climate pollution — an insignificant drop of 0.5% — even as scientists warn that without major reductions in emissions, global temperatures are on a dangerous track to increase well above 2 degrees Celsius. Other data indicates that since 2017, the last […]

Mar 25, 2019

The Trump administration’s federal budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year reaffirmed the White House’s misguided intent to undercut agencies and programs dedicated to protecting public health, the environment, and our climate. Similar its budget proposals of the last two years, the administration targeted EPA in particular for major reductions. In total, the administration proposed […]

Mar 25, 2019

Presidents Trump and Bolsonaro converge on an early 1900’s view of development and environment as a zero-sum game. The more you have of one, the less there is of the other. The economics don’t add up for either of them.

Mar 14, 2019

Co-authored by Elgie Holstein Our nation has a history of tackling big challenges and leveraging the ingenuity of American entrepreneurs to develop solutions that have changed the world – from curing diseases to exploring space to launching the internet. Today, climate change is one of our most urgent global challenges, for which there is little […]

Mar 07, 2019

Just last week, the Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator. His installation signals a broader pivot point in defending EPA safeguards. Over the last two years, the Trump administration’s efforts to categorically suspend crucial safeguards without public notice or comment failed across the board. Looking ahead, Wheeler has almost two years to build on […]

Feb 27, 2019

February’s joint California-Quebec cap-and-trade auction demonstrated again that the market is strong. Despite uncertainty over PG&E’s position in the aftermath of its bankruptcy filing last month, all current and two-thirds of future allowances sold. February’s auction by the numbers: All 80,847,404 current allowances sold, including previously unsold allowances and consigned allowances from utilities like PG&E. […]

Feb 21, 2019

EDF attorney Erin Murphy co-authored this post  The Trump administration announced today that it will end negotiations with California and press ahead with its attempts to roll back America’s successful Clean Car Standards. Rolling back the Clean Car Standards would increase pollution and raise costs for American families. The administration’s justification for weakening these safeguards is […]