Established in 1967, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) preserves the natural systems on which all life depends by linking science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. It evaluates environmental challenges and works to create solutions that win lasting political, economic, and social support.
This grant supports four lines of EDF’s work to reduce pollution. The first line of work focuses on reducing methane emissions from natural gas infrastructure, given that about a quarter of manmade global warming we are experiencing today is cause by methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Because the transportation and power sectors comprise over half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, the second and third lines of EDF’s work seek to advance clean energy solutions in the power sector, and support next-generation vehicle standards. Lastly, EDF will also defend federal pollution-cutting rules in court.