Environmental Defense Fund
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.
Campaign Finance$1,050,846 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Bundled ContributionsMoney raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
Recipient Lobbyist Amount Mary Bono Mack $23,450
Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of Environmental Defense Fund
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Environmental Defense Action Fund $9,049,614 Environmental Defense Fund $5,720,898 Ocean Champions $180,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Environment & Superfund,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Natural Resources,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Health Issues,
- Real Estate & Land Use
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 H.R.3096 Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2011 S.1400 Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2011 H.R.2304 Fishery Science Improvement Act of 2011 H.R.2772 Saving Fishing Jobs Act of 2011 H.R.2596 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 S.1572 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2419 Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007 H.R.620 Climate Stewardship Act of 2007 H.R.5326 Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2013
RegulationsMentioned in 1009 dockets; Submitted to 48 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Environmental Defense Fund" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 NHTSA Environmental Impact Statement for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)Standards, Model Years 2017-2025 2011
- Toggle 2 NOAA Comprehensive Ecosystem Based Amendment -1 2009
- Toggle 2 FWS Authorizations under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act for Take of Eagles 2008
- Toggle 2 NOAA Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Annual Catch Limits; National Standard Guidelines 2008
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Wisconsin Electric Power Co. - Inconsistency Ruling 2003
- Toggle 2 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program 2010
- Toggle 2 MMS Request for Comments on the Draft Proposed 5-year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2010-2015. 2008
- Toggle 2 BLM Notice of Proposed Rule: Oil and Gas; Well Stimulation, Including Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands 43 CFR 3160 2012
- Toggle 2 FWS Revised Definitions for ESA Section 7 Consultations; 50 CFR Part 402 2008
- Toggle 2 NOAA Fisheries of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Fisheries of the Arctic Management Area; Bering Sea Subarea 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 58 EPA Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard for Electric Generating Units 2011
- Toggle 51 EPA Oil and Natural Gas Sector -- New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and Control Techniques Guidelines 2010
- Toggle 49 EPA Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program: Federal Requirements for Class VI Injection Wells for the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide - Proposed Rule 2008
- Toggle 45 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 2009
- Toggle 39 EPA Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Chlorinated Aliphatics Production Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes; and CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities 1999
- Toggle 38 EPA EPA/NHTSA Joint Rulemaking to Establish Light-duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards and CAFE Standards for Model Year 2017 and Later 2010
- Toggle 33 EPA Revisions to Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy Label 2009
- Toggle 31 EPA Approval of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Navajo Nation; Regional Haze Requirements for Navajo Generating Station 2013
- Toggle 29 EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). 2002
- Toggle 29 EPA NESHAP for Existing Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines 2008
Advisory Committees55 people on 32 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Environmental Defense Fund" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 43 people on 16 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 3 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 4 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of the Interior 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of State 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee