Environmental Defense Fund

231,163 Supporters

Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. we build strong, bipartisan support for transformative environmental protections. By cultivating unlikely political support and mobilizing an army of concerned citizens, we work toward revitalizing our fragile wetlands, keeping toxic chemicals out of our homes and bodies and delivering climate change solutions big and small.

Started 5 petitions

Tell Your Governor: Fight the Extinction Crisis

America is facing an extinction crisis. Monarch butterflies alone have declined 90-95 percent in the last two decades, due to habitat loss and pesticide use. To truly counter this loss, and to revitalize these magical creatures, we need to go to the source of the problem. That's why we're starting a massive conservation effort, making it more profitable for farmers to help monarchs than to hurt them. And as we work to implement these plans, federal agencies are turning to states to lead conservation efforts and species management. We need our governors to make wildlife protection a priority. Take action today, and tell your governor to support much-needed conservation efforts.

Environmental Defense Fund
21,161 supporters
Petitioning Gina McCarthy

Don't Let Oil and Gas Pollution Go Unchecked

Any day now, the EPA is expected to finalize America's first-ever national methane limits on oil & gas climate pollution—standards that 178,913 EDF Activists supported. With the finalization of this rule, we are making history. But there’s an important question still on the table: It's currently unclear whether or not the final rule will require all oil and gas companies to monitor their facilities for dangerous methane leaks. We simply can't afford to let this pollution go undetected. Tell the EPA to require the oil & gas industry to keep track of their own climate pollution!

Environmental Defense Fund
2,251 supporters
Petitioning Environmental Protection Agency

Support limits on climate pollution from oil and gas operations

When the EPA proposed new limits on climate pollution from oil & gas operations, industry had an interesting response. Spokespeople from groups like the American Petroleum Institute, Western Energy Alliance, and America's Natural Gas Alliance claimed that the requirements were unnecessary, because industry would lower its dangerous greenhouse gas emissions voluntarily. The truth is, fewer than one percent of producers have participated in the EPA's voluntary climate pollution reduction program for oil & gas. It is not acceptable for the oil & gas industry to have NO NATIONAL LIMITS on this dangerous climate pollution. It's time to hold them accountable, and pave the way for real climate action.

Environmental Defense Fund
79,945 supporters
Petitioning Environmental Protection Agency

Cut Climate Pollution From Big Trucks And Buses

New Clean Truck Standards proposed by the EPA and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are the next step in climate action. Each year, America's truck fleets emit the same amount of heat-trapping carbon pollution as 130 coal plants. The proposed standards move us miles down the road toward a cleaner, safer future—reducing climate pollution by one billion metric tons, reducing fuel consumption by 1.8 billion barrels of oil, and providing health and other benefits to society totaling $230 billion. Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are currently responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and oil use in the U.S. transportation sector—but only make up about 5% of vehicles on the road. We need to clean them up—and that means finalizing this proposal. Big trucks are also one of our nation’s single fastest growing sources of warming gases. While the proposal is an important first step, we urgently need your support to fight for stronger standards that take effect sooner. Help make sure these standards become a reality. Add your support today!

Environmental Defense Fund
154 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Keep harmful chemicals like BPA out of our families' products!

BPA is ubiquitous, and almost impossible to avoid. It can be found in everything from cash register receipts to measuring cups. There are tens of thousands of chemicals on the market. An estimated 1,500 of them are recognized as potential endocrine disruptors, like BPA. They can lead to a suite of health issues, from learning disabilities to obesity to infertility. And they are so ubiquitous that they are even found in the bloodstreams of newborn babies. Take Action: Make sure your members of Congress know that protecting American families from exposure to harmful chemicals is important to you!

Environmental Defense Fund
127,652 supporters