Environmental Defense (ED), formerly known as the Environmental Defense Fund, was established in 1967 and consists of teams of scientists, economists, and lawyers working together to search for and promote economically and environmentally sound alternatives to destructive practices with respect to energy, toxic substances, wildlife, and water resources. These goals are pursued through scientific and technical analyses, political and legal action, intervention in administrative procedures and hearings, and public education programs. The Toxic Chemicals Program of ED focuses on integrated waste management, hazardous waste site cleanups, drinking water safety, dioxin, lead, PCBS (polychlorinated biphenyls), consumer product safety, pesticides, and regulation of toxic substances. Public education efforts include press, radio, and television interviews and publication of informational brochures.
The EDF Publication List, available on request, includes listings of general publications; publications on toxic substances in water, air, consumer products, foods, pesticides, and wastes; and publications concerning recombinant DNA. This publications list is available from EDF Public Information, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009l publication: EDF Letter (newsletter), bimonthly--current information on legislative and regulatory developments at State and Federal levels and on EDF activities.
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