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Fact Sheet for Environmental Defense

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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 Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Groups file lawsuit against Duke Energy Power Plant in Hamlet

On Wednesday at a press conference in Raleigh, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County released their legal challenge to the state air permit for Duke Energy’s combustion turbine electric power plant in ... [Published Anson Record - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Questions raised about group at fracking meeting

Conservationists are asking questions about how a small group of apparent pro-fracking folks from Winston-Salem, including a homeless veteran, wound up at a public meeting Friday, about 200 miles away in Cullowhee, on the issue of shale-gas explorati ... [Published - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

TRANS ENERGY : Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree

Citation: "79 FR 54290"Page Number: "54290""Notices"In accordance with Departmental Policy, 28 CFR 50.7, notice is hereby given that a proposed Consent Decree in United States , et al. v. Trans Energy, Inc. , Civil Action No. 5:14-cv-00117-FPS, was lodged ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Organizations hosting forum on whale protection and pollution prevention

3 minutes 19 seconds ago by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY NewsThe Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Air Pollution Control District, NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, and the Environmental Defense Center are hosting a forum on whale protection ... [Published KSBY - TV - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Environmentalists’ campaign spending on midterms to see huge jump this year

By ,The League of Conservation Voters will spend $25 million in campaign funding this election season, a five-fold increase over what the group devoted to the last mid-term elections, LCV president Gene Karpinski said in an interview.The spending will ... [Published Washington Post - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Seafood Watch OKs snapper, sole, sand dabs

Love the velvety texture of black cod? It’s back on the guilt-free side of the Seafood Watch guide. (Karen T. Borchers/Staff archives)What’s for dinner? How about Pacific red snapper or petrale sole?The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guide — the ... [Published San Jose Mercury News - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 2 reports

A landfill contract’s fine print could bring coal-ash waste to Randolph County.

RANDLEMAN — Environmentalists warn that a planned regional landfill in Randolph County could become a burial ground for worrisome amounts of coal ash.A contract the county signed with trash-disposal giant Waste Management specifically allows the new facility ... [Published Winston-Salem Journal - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Ships vs. whales dilemma seems to no longer be a problem in Santa Barbara

posted: 8/31/2014 With the launch of a new voluntary program that asks cargo ship captains to slow down ship speeds in busy ports and ship lanes, it appears the concern that whales will continue to be struck and killed by boats is on the decrease as ... [Published The Log - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Nine years later: Is the Gulf Coast prepared for another Katrina?

This post originally appeared on Environmental Defense Fund's EDF Voices blog .By Estelle Robichaux , Environmental Defense FundHurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest storms in United States history.Nine years ago, as Hurricane Katrina ... [Published Environmental Defense - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

BREDL Calls Upon N.C. Mining & Energy Commission To Hold Additional Fracking Hearings

Aug. 26, 2014.  Today, in a statement to the NC Mining and Energy Commission, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (BREDL) demanded that the state the hold additional hearings on the rules for hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina. BREDL’s objections ... [Published High Country Press - Aug 26 2014]
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]


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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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