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Fact Sheet for Environmental Defense

Country: United States
Observations: Environmental Defense is a US-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group. The group is known for its work on issues including global warming, ecosystem restoration, oceans, and human health. Its works often advocates market-based solutions to environmental problems. The organization advocates using sound science, good economics and good law to find solutions that work.
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Environmental groups to spend record amount in 2014 elections

Enlarge photoAssociated Press file photoEnvironmental groups are spending a record amount during the current election cycle, and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is one of the major recipients. As of Oct. 24, he had received more than $12 million.W ASHINGTON ... [Published Durango Herald - 7 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Fracking Meeting Postponed

RALEIGH –The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission’s meeting sscheduled for Thursday and Friday have been postponed to allow hearing officers more time to develop a report on oil and natural gas exploration, also known as fracking.The full commission ... [Published North Carolina News Network - 10 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Graves stands for coastal protection, restoration

The Advocate recently reported that Republican candidates for the 6th District congressional seat are questioning why Garrett Graves is receiving support from Environmental Defense Action Fund, which is described as “entrenched in Democratic Party is ... [Published The Advocate - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 2 reports

Environmental groups to spend $85 million in midterm elections

WASHINGTON — In the midterm elections, confronting voluminous spending by conservative groups and powered by a billionaire of their own, Tom Steyer, top environmental organizations say they are set to spend over $85 million — a record amount — trying ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 1 reports

Midterm elections: Why environmental groups are backing Republicans

Hoping to make climate change a bipartisan issue, environmental groups are endorsing Republicans and moderate Democrats in the midterm elections. The strategy is a pragmatic shift for green groups, who have more money and clout in this election than ever ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Groundwater contamination issue in Wisconsin

Six environmental groups have filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking the agency to investigate groundwater contamination in Kewaunee County in northeastern Wisconsin.  The petition charges the Wisconsin Department ... [Published Brownfield Network - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

North Carolina's state of political hate

Among other top negative advertisers: the pro-Hagan American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees[1]’ political arm (1,165 TV ads), pro-Tillis nonprofit Crossroads GPS[2] (815), and pro-Hagan Environmental Defense Action Fund[3] (609). ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Students using technology to stop poaching in South Africa

. -Students from Colorado are competing in an international competition to help stop poaching in South Africa.About 10 students from University of Colorado Boulder are part of team Aircraft for Rhino and Environmental Defense AREND. In addition to the ... [Published - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

US ships paid bonus to avoid whales

Cargo vessels in one of America's busiest shipping lanes are being paid a bonus not to get in or out of port as fast as they can.The companies are paid US$2500 (NZ$3145) for each ship that reduces it speed in an attempt to reduce the number of whales ... [Published 3 News - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

Environmental Defense Center Sues Federal Agency Over Steelhead Trout Deaths On Central Coast

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 3:56pmA Santa Barbara based environmental group has filed suit against a federal agency over what it says are failed efforts to protect some endangered fish in the Santa Ynez Valley.The Environmental Defense Center took ... [Published KCLU - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 2 reports

Utilities, major retailers uncovering multi-millions in energy savings

This year, the Environmental Defense Fund's EDF Climate Corps of fellows has uncovered $130 million in potential energy savings -- enough to avoid annual emissions of 115,000 cars.Since 2008, when the program began, more than 300 organizations have worked ... [Published Fierce Energy - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

States strengthening oil and gas regs for water protection

The Ground Water Protection Council has released an analysis of state regulations which reports that a growing number of oil and gas producing states have updated or created new rules and policies to better protect water sources.When compared to a similar ... [Published Fierce Energy - Oct 02 2014]


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EDF Climate Corps Expands Internationally, Focu... [Published PR Newswire: Environment - May 20 2014]
NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps announces its expansion into China, the world's largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Now in its seventh year, EDF Climate Corps is an innovative ...
Noesis Energy and EDF Present: Leveling the Pla... [Published PR Newswire: Environment - Jun 20 2014]
AUSTIN, Texas, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Noesis Energy, the fastest-growing financing and savings platform for energy efficiency projects, and the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Investor Confidence Project are offering a free webinar ...
Utilities, major retailers uncovering multi-mil... [Published FierceEnergy - Oct 10 2014]
This year, the Environmental Defense Fund's EDF Climate Corps of fellows has uncovered $130 million in potential energy savings . Since 2008, when the program began, more than 300 organizations have worked with EDF Climate Corps fellows to uncover energy ...
Why is Environmental Defense Fund spending $1 m... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Aug 17 2014]
As even a casual political observer knows, the era of the moderate Republican is over, especially in the House of Representatives. The Republican House has made a fetish of attacking the environment. It has passed innumerable bills to strip the EPA ...
Environmental groups challenge nuke spent fuel ... [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - Sep 30 2014]
Environmental groups challenge nuke spent fuel ruleEnvironmental groups on Sept. 29 challenged the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's long-awaited rule on the storage of spent fuel at nuclear reactor sites, claiming that it is unlawful for the agency ...
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