Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund

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Environmental Defense Fund or EDF (formerly known as Environmental Defense) is a United States–based nonprofit environmental advocacy group. The group is known for its work on issues including global warming, ecosystem restoration, oceans, and human health. It is nonpartisan, and its work often advocates market-based solutions to environmental problems.


The organization's founders, including Art Cooley,"Memories and More: Saving a species," The New York Times, December 30. 2001."Fostering Clean Air through Environmental Law," The New York Times, May 14, 1995"Environmental Defense Fund member Dr. C.F. Wurster testifies…", The New York Times, Page 11, Column 1 – January 14, 1969 Dennis Puleston, Victor Yannacone and Robert Smolker discovered in the mid-1960s that the osprey and other large raptor were rapidly disappearing. Their research uncovered a link between the spraying of DDT to kill mosquitos and thinning egg shells of large birds. They successfully sought a ban on DDT in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. They then succeeded in banning DDT statewide. They then took their efforts nationally."Wood, Field and Stream: Environmental Defense Fund Warns Pollution From Pesticides Still Exists,"The New York Times, February 3, 1970 II"DDT Ban...
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