Environmental Defense

The price of a clean and healthy environment is, to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, eternal vigilance — especially now as President Trump and his allies in Congress push to dismantle protections for our rivers, our public lands, our oceans and our climate. We’re building a green firewall in defense of America’s environmental protections.  

Environment America Litigation Project

For 30 years, our national litigation team has taken polluters directly to court under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and other environmental laws, winning more than $250 million in court-ordered penalties and pollution-reducing actions. We’re prepared to bring more polluters to court in defense of our air, our water and the people and wildlife that depend on them.

Electric Buses In America

Destination: Zero Carbon

Transportation is now America’s number one source of global warming pollution, with greenhouse emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles surpassing every other source. We simply can’t solve global warming without changing how Americans get around.

Destination: Zero Carbon

Delaware Watershed Project

The Delaware River is one of America's most treasured waterways.  The river and its tributaries are a home for wildlife, scenic views, and opportunities for fishing, swimming and hiking.  The watershed provides drinking water for more than 15 million people.  
To realize the Clean Water Act’s promise to make all of our waters safe enough for swimming and fishing, we need to make it easier for people to see and understand the problems affecting our waters. That’s why we organized the Delaware Watershed Project.

Conservation

We live in a world of incredible material abundance, but we’re running short on nature.  We want more places where we can hike, bike and jog among trees and wildflowers. We want more mountaintops where we can see nothing but forest below, more rivers that flow wild and free, more shoreline where all we can hear are waves. We want more wildlife in our world, from the grizzly on the ridgeline to the bee in our garden, from the wolf in the forest to the butterfly in our backyard.

Clean, Green & Renewable Energy

In a greener, healthier world, we would conserve more, use the energy we have more wisely and efficiently, and rely only on sources of energy that are clean, renewable and tread lightly on the planet.
The question is, what concrete steps can we take to move closer to the world we want to live in? And given the current administration’s myopic preference for older, dirtier energy sources, where can we realistically take those steps right now?

Clean Water: No Toxics On Tap

Everyone deserves clean water to drink. But across the country, the drinking water of millions of Americans is tainted by toxic chemicals called PFAS, which are linked to cancer and other severe illnesses. One significant source is PFAS in firefighting foam that continues to be used at U.S. military bases despite the availability of safer alternatives. That’s why we’re calling on Congress to require the military to stop using PFAS as soon as possible.

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