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Environmental Defense Incorporated

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257 Park Ave S New York NY 10010 USA

Mission:

Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 700,000 members. Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society''s most urgent environmental problems.

Environmental Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems.

Guided by science, Environmental Defense Fund evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair.

Environmental Defense Fund believes that a sustainable environment will require economic and social systems that are equitable and just. We affirm our commitment to the environmental rights of the poor and people of color.

As an American organization, Environmental Defense Fund will always pay special attention to American environmental problems and to America''s role in both causing and solving global environmental problems.

Programs:

Our initiatives comprise an integrated strategy to cut global warming pollution and prevent catastrophic climate change.

1 National Policy
Uniting climate, energy and the economy

 2 International Work
Promoting a global framework that links climate with development

 3 State and Local Campaigns
Demonstrating the best policies and building national momentum

 4 Business Partnerships
Building strategic partnerships to drive environmental solutions


 

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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF has helped to keep me better informed on many different issues including those involving air pollution factors, concerns/problems with what goes into many of our foods, climate change and endangered animals.

Through my contact with EDF I have been able to directly get in touch with my congressman and senators and in return have received replies back from those elected officials letting me know my voice had been heard on issues that are important to me.

EDF provides a great insight into matters going on in our world that should concern us all but are not necessarily heard on the news or posted as a headline or a must read article on the internet.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

This is amazing, great environmental stuff finally. Sticking it up to China and the U.S. Cause what's more important: The short term benefit of one species or the long term benefit of ALL species and the Earth. Do you want your children to live in a world tomorrow that is toxic and radioactive or a world that is at least livable.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF is one of the most responsible and focused of any of the many environmental organizations in the United States. It's work is supported by strong scientific evidence, and its efforts to educate the public are remarkably effective. Those of us who care about the environment should be at the front in supporting and endorsing EDF.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Not too many things in life bring instant and long-lasting satisfaction. Supporting EDF excels at doing both!! Support EDF and you will be doing something really good for this world we live in and make yourself feel really good at the same time.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

THIS REVIEW IS NOT INTENDED TO CRITICIZE YOUR ORGANIZATION OR SHED ANY LIGHT ON THE TACTICS YOU TAKE TO DO WHAT YOU THINK IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. IT IS AIMED AT A SOUTH CAROLINA NON PROFIT THAT IS USING QUESTIONABLE TACTICS TO ENRICH THEIR ASSETS (NOW OVER 10 MILLION DOLLARS) AT THE EXPENSE OF SC TAXPAYERS, AGENCIES & BUSINESSES.

IT’S THEIR WAY OR NO HIGHWAY

In Horry County South Carolina we are blessed with many things that make life well worth living. A beautiful Ocean, now protected from the threat of Off Shore Oil Drilling, Wonderful Weather, Great Friends and Neighbors, Low Taxes, and plenty of Natural Beauty.

However there is one aspect of life in this area that deeply troubles many of us, the incessant rantings and disruption of a foreign organization that has no offices, employees, board members, or interest in Horry County (other than telling us how to conduct our business).

The Charleston based Coastal Conservation League, with offices in Georgetown and Beaufort has taken it upon itself to disrupt our lives by demanding “It’s Their Way or No Highway”.

Our County “Riding on a Penny” I & II programs have been threatened and delayed by the CCL’s nit picking, which has cost Horry Taxpayers over 20 million dollars in Redesign, Construction Cost Delay Increases and Legal Fees. Horry residents are currently being asked to suggest new projects and approve a “Riding on a Penny” III program, which will most likely find several objections coming from the CCL.

This organization of obstructionists, along with their legal arm the SC Environmental Law Project has so far hindered construction of Routes 31 South, the expansion of 707, and the paving of International Drive from Carolina Forrest to Route 90 among others. The CCL & SCELP also have their greedy eyes on Improvements to the Buckport Marina, owned our Water & Sewer Company (Grand Strand), the I-73 project from Interstate 95 to Myrtle Beach, the northern extension of 31 to the North Carolina border and who knows how many other transportation improvements needed to make our roads safer and travel more efficient.

The worst part of the whole situation is that these obstructionists pay no state taxes, yet make frequent use of our state taxpayer funded Court System to hold up much needed projects. They act like spoiled children if their ridiculous demands, including tribute in the form of mitigation demands are not met.

The CCL & SCELP can easily and inexpensively file with the Courts if they feel slighted, and have done so many times. It’s time on a State and National level that Legislation be proposed and enacted making these organizations pay a fair share of the costs to taxpayers when these often bogus lawsuits are filed.

Enough is Enough!

Scott Dilliard lives in a community 1 mile north on Route 90 from the proposed Rt. 90 entrance to International Drive, which has been held up for 8 years due to other Ride 2 Project delays and for the past 2 years by obstruction from the Coastal Conservation League & now the South Carolina Environmental Law Project.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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for save the others life, aid them, give support and services required when necessary, we are present as non profit charity, as a means to whom reffer when necessities are more and high and one had not money. We do so for love and with love, searching to redone the will of smile, the will of live to more and do so gratuitely and not for gain. Surely we need money for our activity, but it is thanks people we may. We are here for alls have a situation of stress, of economic difficulty and say:ask us what you need, we are here for done answers. claudio alpaca

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I appreciate everything the Environmental Defense Fund does to help protect our mother earth!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

EDF wages battle on behalf of the planet against powers that individuals like me cannot face. I am grateful for EDF, and for its approach to environmental activism: scientific, legally defensible, and tenacious. EDF's ability to work with the "opposition" to deliver a win-win solution is impressive.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Environmental Defense Fund is one of the two best advocates for the environment. The other is the Sierra Club. The EDF works tirelessly to identify problems, devise solutions and make the public aware of what is happening to our environment. I personally believe that we should be stewards of the Earth and EDF fits perfectly with my philosophy.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

People who want to live a long healthy life will support EDF because their ultimate goal is to solve the world's serious environmental problems....climate change, toxic ocean water and agricultural growth, are at the top of the list . What's important is that EDF coordinates with the government and various businesses to analyze and find the best scientific, environmental, and economical solutions that our planet is facing. Every US state and country should coordinate with EDF to find out the latest discoveries and changes, provide information, and contribute monetarily. I think of EDF as a non-spiritual God.

 
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