The Green Business Council of Southern California Board would like to share the EDF's release below regarding current political changes and supports their commitment to protecting the environment.
The Environmental Defend Fund (EDF) is one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than 1.5 million members and a staff of 500 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world.
The American people have spoken—and the election of Donald Trump has profoundly altered the landscape in which we work. While environmental issues weren't central to the campaign, President-elect Trump took positions during the campaign that were directly counter to ours—and contradicted by science.
We are busy assessing the challenges that lie ahead. But this much is clear: With your continued support, we will ferociously defend America's bedrock environmental protections, in Congress, in the courts, and throughout the country. Our team is strong, creative, and determined.
Though much changed this week, EDF's core approach remains unchanged. Our work has always been driven by the best science, and we will continue to stand up for scientific reality, including the reality of climate change. And by using the insights of economics, we create solutions that help people and nature to prosper — an approach that becomes all the more important with so many Americans on the left and right crying out for a brighter economic future.
Finally, let me say how important it is for all of us to come together with passion and firm resolve. We are a powerful force of more than 1.5 million members, and we will never back down from the fight for cleaner air, cleaner water, cleaner energy, and a safer climate future for our kids and grandkids.
With great appreciation for your support,
President, Environmental Defense Fund