Climate and health protections
With the right policies in place we can fight climate change, the most important challenge of our time, and provide cleaner air to our children and communities struggling with the detrimental health consequences of air pollution.
EDF staff are front and center in the crucial fights to establish and defend smart, common-sense policies that mitigate harmful greenhouse gas pollution and reduce the detrimental effects of air pollution.
Our climate and air work
Clean power plan
EDF is working to support the Clean Power Plan – the most significant step in U.S. history to reduce climate pollution.More about our work on the clean power plan >>
Mercury and air toxics standards
A bold step to reduce mercury pollution and other toxic substances in our air, water and food.More about our mercury and air toxics work >>
EDF believes that America has the innovation and the determination we need to follow the medical science, and protect Americans from dangerous smog pollution.More about our smog work >>
Cross state air pollution rule
This rule protects 240 million Americans in 28 states from the pollution that blows across their borders.More about our cross state air pollution work >>
New greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards will make our cars, trucks and buses cleaner and cheaper to drive.More about transportation efficiency standards >>