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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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First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Fracking supporters and opponents sound off

Both sides spoke at a public hearing held on NC State's campus Wednesday.They addressed members of the state mining and energy commission, who must come up with the rules for how North Carolina will permit fracking.The practice involves using horizontal ... [Published WNCT - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Supervisors get behind Jackson's bill to ban drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel

BY CAMILLIA LANHAMThe Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted on Aug. 19 to back state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) bill to ban offshore drilling along the Tranquillon Ridge in the Santa Barbara Channel.The vote was 3-2, with 5th ... [Published Santa Maria Sun - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Slowing down to cut emissions

19 Aug 2014The new trial incentive is modelled on the speed reduction programme at the Port of Long BeachSix global shipping companies are participating in a new trial incentive programme in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of California to slow ... [Published GreenPort - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 3 reports

Why is Environmental Defense Fund spending $1 million to elect Republicans?

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 ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

WTO Dismisses China's Environmental Defense For Limiting Exports Of Rare Earth Elements

The World Trade Organization (WTO) slapped down China's restriction on rare earth element exports as a phony environmental ruse that actually gives the nation's domestic industries an unfair price advantage. The issue had been percolating for years amid ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Cargo Ships Get on Board Plan to Help Save Endangered Blue Whales

In good news for whales, a number of global shipping companies have agreed to participate in a trial program that won’t just help save endangered whales from deadly ship strikes off the coast of California, but will help keep our air cleaner.Thanks to ... [Published Care2 - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Greens launch pro-Republican push - Darren Goode

The political arm of one of the nation's biggest environmental groups is looking for allies in the unlikeliest of places: the Republican Party.The Environmental Defense Action Fund is rolling out a seven-figure ad campaign to aid green-minded Republicans ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 2 reports

Norman holds fracking forum

First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 3 reports

Santa Barbara $2500 incentive program slows ships to protect whales

A coalition of government, non-profit and shipping industry groups are participating in a new trial incentive program in the Santa Barbara Channel to slow cargo ships down to reduce air pollution and increase protection of endangered whales, according ... [Published Cargo Business News - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 2 reports

California cargo ships to slow for whales under new program

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The massive container ships passing through the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Southern California will be paid a bonus of $2,500 per trip to slow down, in an effort to cut off-shore air pollution and reduce collisions ... [Published Yahoo! News - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara

A pilot program starting this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: The hulking vessels are major sources of air pollution and the shipping lanes overlap ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Settlement Reached In Dispute Over Pollution From Stormwater Runoff In Ventura County

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:12pmA settlement has been reached in a dispute over the environmental impacts of stormwater runoff from a Ventura County quarry.The Environmental Defense Center, and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper had sued the Ojai Quarry, ... [Published KCLU - Aug 05 2014]


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CRA Audit: Environmental Defense Breaking The Law [Published small dead animals - Feb 19 2014]
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 ...
CRS — Whether Logging Road Runoff Requires a Cl... [Published Full Text Reports... - Mar 19 2014]
Whether Logging Road Runoff Requires a Clean Water Act Permit: Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via National Agricultural Law Center) U.S. forests are crisscrossed by thousands of miles of ...
Why is Environmental Defense Fund backing Linds... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - May 01 2014]
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is not exactly what you’d call an environmentalist. His lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters is a paltry 12 percent. Lowlights include voting for an amendment sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) ...
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ACETO Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financi... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - May 08 2014]
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