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.
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.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
- Total Raised:
- Total Spent:
- Cash on Hand:
Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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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 $3,467,000 Environmental Defense Fund $554,000 Ocean Champions $90,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Environment & Superfund,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Clean Air & Water,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Natural Resources,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 S.1399 Carbon Market Oversight Act of 2009 S.1733 Green Taxis Act of 2009 H.R.2847 Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.3534 Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009 H.R.4173 Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 S.1851 S.3636 Science Appropriations Act, 2011 S.CON.RES.13 H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 193 dockets; Submitted to 15 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 2 NOAA Comprehensive Ecosystem Based Amendment -1 2009
- 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 NOAA Fisheries of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Fisheries of the Arctic Management Area; Bering Sea Subarea 2009
- Toggle 1 NOAA Interim Rule for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic 2009
- Toggle 1 OSM Stream Buffer Zone and Related Rules 2009
- Toggle 1 COE Proposal to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits 2010
- Toggle 1 CCC Biomass Crop Assistance Program 2010
- Toggle 1 NOAA Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Future of the Atlantic Shark Fishery 2010
- Toggle 1 FRA FRA National Rail Plan 2010
- Toggle 1 NOAA Measures for the 2010 Fishing Year (FY) Operations Plans for 17 Sectors; Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) 2009
Mentions in Document Text
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- 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 45 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Coal- and Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units 2009
- 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 23 EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles 2010
- Toggle 20 EPA Prevention of Significant Deterioration/Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule 2009
- Toggle 17 NHTSA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Medium and Heavy Duty Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program 2010
- Toggle 17 EPA Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Reassessment of Use Authorizations 2009
- Toggle 16 NHTSA Corporate Average Fuel Economy -- Model Years 2017-2025 2010
- Toggle 16 EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA) 2009
Advisory Committees11 people on 12 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 7 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Agriculture 1 person on 1 committee