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California: Ground zero for climate action

Even as the Trump administration tries to roll back climate and clean air protections, many states are moving forward with ambitious programs. California has been at the frontlines of climate action, passing tough targets and standards, with plans to go further. Click the link below to take a look at California’s climate leadership—and the important role states play in the fight for our planet’s future.


Quentin Foster, Director, California, California Climate Policy
Nat Keohane, Vice President, Global Climate
Gwen Ruta, Senior Vice President, Climate & Energy

This teleconference was recorded on June 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm Eastern

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Rising together to protect and defend our environment under the Trump administration

From slashing EPA’s budget to rolling back critical safeguards, policies emerging from the Trump administration and Congress threaten people’s lives, their health, and the future of our planet. Click the link below to hear a conversation with some of EDF’s leading experts about how we and our environmental colleagues are rising to the challenge—coming together to protect clean air, water and a stable climate, which overwhelming majorities of Americans say they value.


Diane Regas, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
Jeremy Symons, AVP of Climate Policy, Environmental Defense Fund

This teleconference was recorded on April 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm Eastern

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Oceans can be healthier, even with climate change

New research by EDF and academic partners gives hope

Most of the world’s fisheries can yield more fish, food and prosperity with effective management—even in the face of climate change, according to new research by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and our academic partners at the University of California Santa Barbara and Oregon State University. While global warming is a serious threat, improving fisheries management is the single most important thing we can do to meet these challenges.

Click the link below to hear more about the findings and how they can help ensure a brighter future where people and oceans can thrive.

Kate Bonzon, Acting Head of Oceans, Environmental Defense Fund
Merrick Burden, Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Chris Costello, Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at UC Santa Barbara and EDF Trustee

This Teleconference call was recorded on Wednesday, March 15 at 12:00 pm Eastern

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Mobilizing for progress under a Trump administration

Big wins with states and corporations shine a light forward

President-elect Trump’s pick to run the EPA, Scott Pruitt, has built his career trying to undermine the agency’s mission of environmental protection. EDF will ferociously defend America’s bedrock environmental protections under this administration. At the same time, recent big wins to expand clean energy in Illinois and cut climate pollution at Smithfield, the world’s largest pork producer, show just how much progress we can make with our partners.

Click the link below to listen to a discuss about how EDF is marshalling our resources for defense while using our inherent strength of working with a wide array of partners to keep forging ahead on solutions. With so much at stake, we can’t afford to let up.


This Teleconference call was recorded on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern

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ELECTION 2016: What it means for the environment

The unusual and unpredictable 2016 election is finally over. What will the new President and Congress mean for the future of our planet? Click the link below for an analysis of the vote from EDF senior staff joined by Republican and Democratic insiders —and a discussion about where we go from here.


  • Fred Krupp, President, EDF
  • Elizabeth B. Thompson, EDF vice president, U.S. Climate & Political Affairs and EDF Action president
  • Adrian Gray, Republican consultant and former strategist for the George W. Bush administration and Republican National Committee
  • JB Poersch, Democratic consultant and former executive director of Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

This call was recorded on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:30 AM Eastern

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