Reports and publications

  • Environmental Defense Fund’s Lindsay McCormick discusses a pilot project to test for and remediate sources of lead in water at child care facilities.

  • After years of hard work and difficult negotiations, a historic seven-state agreement to conserve Colorado River water is facing its last hurdle: Congress.

  • Reimagining Puerto Rico’s energy future

    Type: Column/Article

    Date: March 21, 2019

    The business, investor and nonprofit sectors can support local communities’ resolve by sharing their experience in other parts of the world to reimagine Puerto Rico’s energy future.

  • Managing the Transition

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: March 14, 2019

    To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system.  This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants.  Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change.  This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas.   

  • Managing the Transition

    Type: Report

    Date: March 14, 2019

    To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system. This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants. Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change.  This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas.   

  • An open letter from EDF, Audubon California to California’s water agencies on moving forward on the Colorado River Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan.

  • Reactivating Our Floodplains

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: March 6, 2019

    A two-page document by EDF and numerous partners on how the Sacramento Valley is fertile ground for developing a new path forward for holistic water management that reactivates the floodplain to result in multiple benefits for farmers and wildlife.

  • Smart Boats and Networked Fisheries

    Type: Report

    Date: March 5, 2019

    New technologies cannot themselves fix the fisheries crisis that we face. But they do open an unprecedented window of opportunity to dramatically broaden access to the fishery management approaches that have been proven to work.

  • EDF ready to go into space

    Type: Report

    Date: March 1, 2019

    An interview with Mark Brownstein on MethaneSAT.

  • The window of opportunity to combat climate change has not closed. A decade of extraordinary innovation has made the greening of the global economy not only feasible but also likely. But we’re going to need negative emission technologies, or NETs, to make it happen.