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The 2016 Election and Beyond: What’s at stake for the environment

An update from the EDF Political Team

This year’s campaign season has been unique and historic. But what does it mean for the environment? Click below to hear our perspective on Campaign 2016 where we will take a look at the important constituencies we’re working to engage and the tactics and partnerships we’re leveraging in order to build a Congress that will move federal climate legislation forward.


This teleconference call was recorded on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern

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Telephone Town Hall on the State of the Union and what it means for the environment

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, in our first ever Telephone Town Hall, EDF President Fred Krupp and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discussed President Obama’s January 2014 State of the Union address and what it means for the environment. Fred and Administrator McCarthy took questions from EDF members in real time.

Elizabeth Thompson, EDF Vice President of US Climate and Political Affairs

Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator
Fred Krupp, EDF President

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Best Chance in a Generation to Reform Chemical Safety Law

Richard Denison, EDF Senior Scientist
Elizabeth Thompson, President, Environmental Defense Action Fund
Sarah Vogel, Director, EDF Health Program

The late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) achieved a true breakthrough with the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, which he introduced last month with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA): the first chemical safety reform bill to garner bipartisan support. The sad news of Sen. Lautenberg’s death does not change EDF’s commitment to removing hazardous substances from products we use every day.

EDF experts Richard Denison, Elizabeth Thompson and Sarah Vogel discuss the legislation and what is at stake in passing chemical reform.

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EDF teleconference on major White House climate policy announcement

Fred Krupp, President, EDF
Diane Regas, Senior Vice President for Programs, EDF
Vickie Patton, General Counsel, EDF
Elizabeth Thompson, Vice President for U.S. Climate and Political Affairs, EDF President, Environmental Defense Action Fund (EDAF)

President Obama made an historic climate policy announcement in a speech at Georgetown University on June 25th. Join us to discuss what it means for carbon pollution rules and energy policy.

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2012 post-election analysis

David Gergen, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Fred Krupp, President, EDF
Elizabeth Thompson, President, EDAF

No matter the outcome of November 6, EDF & EDAF stands ready to find a
bipartisan path for advancing environmental solutions. Please join CNN Senior
Political Analyst David Gergen and EDF & EDAF leadership for a conversation
about the outcomes of the key races and what this means for an EDF & EDAF
environmental strategy.

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USCAP Congressional Briefing and Announcement

Date: Thursday, January 15th, 2009, 4:00 p.m. EST

David Yarnold, Executive Director
Mark Brownstein, Managing Director of Business Partnerships
Elizabeth Thompson, Legislative Director

Listen to breaking news regarding the U.S. Climate Action Partnership—news that we believe could be a game-changer in Environmental Defense Fund’s efforts to pass strong and effective climate change legislation.

United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) is a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations that have come together to call on the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.

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