Documents and publications archive

  • EDF proposes a new framework in Poznan that would encourage emerging economies to cap greenhouse gas emissions as part of their participation in a pos
  • For a leading environmentalist, natural gas can be a solution only if industry does its part to allay concerns.
  • Three key environmental risks of natural gas development Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: January 18, 2011

    Well construction and design, air quality and wastewater disposal are key areas of risk in natural gas development.
  • All Choked Up Type: Report

    Date: March 25, 2007

    Summarizes the compelling science showing the health consequences of traffic.
  • Report co-authored by the American Lung Association, Environmental Defense Fund, National Association of Clean Air Agencies, and Puget Sound Clean Air
  • Today’s Promises, Tomorrow’s Cars? Type: Report

    Date: June 2, 2004

    Looks back at the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (or PNGV) program, launched with great fanfare by President Bill Clinton in 1993 - what
  • Duke University report identifies 334 U.S. company locations already developing or manufacturing products for a smart grid.
  • Keys to smart grid success Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: March 1, 2011

    A well-designed smart grid can significantly reduce the environmental costs of producing and delivering electric power, and save money doing so.
  • Green building is becoming a reality Type: Report

    Date: August 23, 2007

    New report shows how urban investment can spark environmental improvement, in large part by responding thoughtfully and creatively to local, regional
  • When Wonder Drugs Don't Work Type: Report

    Date: December 12, 2001

    2001 report explains antibiotic resistance and focuses on why it poses a particular threat to three very vulnerable groups: children, the elderly, and
  • Blueprint for Breathing Easier Type: Report

    Date: May 10, 2002

    Air quality in the Southeast is among the worst in the nation, threatening human health, the environment, and the long-term economic viability of this
  • Are We Ready? Coping with health dangers Type: Report

    Date: April 24, 2008

    2008 report reveals critical gaps in our public health system's ability to respond to growing health threats from climate change.
  • Resistant Bugs and Antibiotic Drugs Type: Report

    Date: June 1, 2005

    Massive quantities of antibiotics are added to the feed used in raising chickens, hogs and beef cattle, which helps spur the development of antibiotic
  • Across the Pond: How Europe's rules affect U.S. Type: Report

    Date: September 30, 2008

    2008 report identifies U.S. companies making chemicals that Europe classifies as dangerous.
  • Benefits of EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: July 14, 2011

    Fact sheets of economic and health benefits by state.
  • Report calls for chemicals policy reform Type: Report

    Date: April 4, 2007

    2007 EDF report provided—for the first time—a comprehensive comparison of the European Union's new REACH regulation with existing policies in the Unit
  • Mercury from power plants Type: Report

    Date: March 15, 2011

    EDF identifies the top 25 emitters of mercury from the electric sector.
  • Low marks for voluntary chemicals program Type: Report

    Date: July 24, 2007

    More than a year and a half after it was supposed to be completed, the voluntary federal program to deliver hazard data on the most widely used chemic
  • Orphan Chemicals in the HPV Challenge Type: Report

    Date: June 1, 2004

    Determining how many HPV Challenge program chemicals continue to be manufactured at HPV levels but remain unsponsored is complicated for a variety o
  • Facing the Challenge Type: Report

    Date: March 4, 2003

    As the HPV Challenge Program passes its halfway mark, this status report examines the significant progress to date, and also identifies several trends