Environmental Defense Fund Archive
Manuscript Collection 232

Record Group 4 - California Office

Sub-group and Series Descriptions

SG I        Administrative -- the functions dealing with finances, public relations and organizational policies and procedures

Sub-group I.1 Administrative--Counsels

Series 1: Thomas J. Graff 1971-1981 [2 linear ft]
Arrangement: Divided into writings and memoranda, arranged chronologically

Series 1 contains draft and published articles and copies of memoranda regarding the programs of Environmental Defense during the mid to late 1970s

Sub-group I.2 Administrative--Committees 

Series 1: Board of Trustees 1979-1980, 1985-1986 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

The Board of Trustees series contains copies of agenda and minutes of Board meetings.

Series 2: Executive Committee 1971-1984 with gaps [5 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

The Executive Committee series contains copies of meeting minutes 1971-1977 and minutes with background material from 1979-1980.

Sub-group I.3 Administrative—Public Information/Communications

Series 1: Press Releases 1971-1976, 1983-1984 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains press releases on the projects of the Environmental Defense Fund, from pending litigation, the release of films, to the publication of position papers.

Series 2: Inter-office Bulletins 1972-1979, 1983-1984 with gaps [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains inter-office bulletins written as progress reports.

Series 3: Film & Television Projects 1973-1976 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains correspondence about the planning and exhibition of the films “Planning for Floods”, “Desert in Peril” and “The Last Days of the Dolphin.”

Sub-group I.4 Administrative—Fundraising / Finances

Series 1: Grant Files 1972-1984 [4 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

The grant files series contains grant applications and a few progress reports.

Series 2: Electric Horseman Benefit 1979 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Divided into correspondence, clippings & planning files

This series contains correspondence about the planning of a benefit premiere of the Robert Redford film, “The Electric Horseman”.

Series 3: Financial Statements 1974-1985 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological


SG II      Energy-- concentrates on energy including setting energy rates for consumers, energy supply projects in California

Sub-group II.1 Energy Program—Staff Files

Series 1: Program memoranda 1975, 1977-1979 [1 inch]
Arrangement: By topic

Program memoranda contain information about program goals and activity reports.

Series 2: David Roe 1979-1984 [2 inches]

Contains correspondence, memoranda, subject files

Series 3: Daniel Kirshner [2 inches]

Contains case files related to rate design

Sub-group II.2:  Energy Program—Legal Files

Series 1: Litigation & Hearings files 1974-1984 [41.4 linear ft]
Arrangement: sorted by case, chronological by date of EDF’s initial involvement.

Case files and records from administrative proceedings on topics such as: electric and gas rate design, energy projects and conservation efforts.

Sub-group II.3:  Energy Program—Project Files

Series 1: Committees & Meetings 1978 [5 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains transcripts of meetings of the Advisory Council to the Joint Committee on Energy Policy and Implementation in California.  Environmental Defense Fund attorney Thomas Graff was a member of the committee.

Series 2: Project Files [10 inches]

This series contains papers related to oil & gas development in Alaska.

Sub-group II.4: Energy Program—Public Statements/Texts

Series 1: Comments 1973-1984 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Written in response to requests on proposed regulations or policy, comments reflect EDF’s position on issues related to energy and air quality.

Series 2: Testimony/Speeches 1973-1981 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series consists of text of testimony given before committees on energy topics.  The most frequent topics are electricity rates and demand, sulfur dioxide emissions standards and energy development.

Series 3: Writings by Program Staff 1975-1984 [5 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

The series encompasses articles and reports, both draft and published, on energy related matters.

SG III     Water Resources Program -- concentrates on water quality, water supply, the State Water Plan and the Central Valley Project

Sub-group III.1 Water Resources Program—Staff Files

[Reserved]

Sub-group III.2 Water Program—Legal Files

Series 1: Litigation & Administrative Hearings Files 1971-1983 [22.08 linear feet]
Arrangement: Sorted by case file, chronological by date of EDF’s initial involvement

Filings from litigation and administrative hearings on issues related to water quality and water management in California; includes motions, judgments, briefs, and testimony as well as documents produced during discovery.

Sub-group III.3 Water Resources Program—Project Files

Series 1: Committees & Meetings 1973-1984 [4.94 linear ft]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains correspondence, minutes and other documents from activities of committees of which EDF attorneys or scientists took part.  Most often, the committees were created by state or local agencies.

Series 2: Project Files [3.4 linear ft]
Arrangement: Chronological

The project files series contains EDF’s program activities outside the courtroom such as preparing testimony, researching and writing reports, and monitoring developments of the California State Water Project and hydroelectric development of the Tuolumne River.

Sub-group III.4 Water Resources Program—Public Statements / Texts

Series 1: Comments 1971-1984 [3 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Written in response to requests on proposed regulations or policy, comments reflect EDF’s position on issues related to water supply, water use and legislation related to water resources.

Series 2: Testimony / Speeches 1972-1985 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series consists of text of testimony before governmental and regulatory agencies and speeches at conferences. The most frequent topics are wastewater reclamation and water supply for California.

Series 3: Writings by Program Staff 1971-1985 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

The series encompasses articles and reports, both draft and published, on water-related matters.

SG IV     Toxic Chemicals Program -- concentrates on toxic substances and their effects on human health

Sub-group IV.1: Toxic Chemicals Program—Staff Files

[Reserved]Sub-group IV.2 Toxic Chemicals Program—Legal Files

Series 1: Litigation & Administrative Hearings Files 1975, 1977-1980 [1 linear foot]
Arrangement: Sorted by case, chronologically by date of EDF’s initial involvement

Filings from litigation and administrative hearings on issues related to the use of toxic chemicals (mostly pesticides); includes motions, judgments, briefs, and testimony as well as documents produced during discovery.

Sub-group IV.3 Toxic Chemicals Program-Project Files
[Reserved]

Sub-group IV.4 Toxic Chemicals Program—Public Statements-Texts

Series 1: Comments 1971-1985 [3 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Comments present EDF’s positions on issues on toxics and how they effect the environment and health.

Series 2: Testimony 1977-1985 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Testimony by EDF scientists and attorneys on the toxics affecting natural resources and health given before legislative and regulatory committees

Series 3: Writings by Program Staff [1 item]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series encompasses articles, and reports, both draft and published, on topic related to toxics.

SG V       Transportation—a small program dealing with the impact of transportation and highway projects

Sub-group V.1 Transportation Program—Staff Files

[Reserved]

Sub-group IV.2 Transportation Program—Legal Files

Series 1:  Litigation & Administrative Hearings 1972-1975 [5 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains filings from litigation proceedings on the Century Freeway in California, including motions, judgments, briefs, and testimony.

Sub-group IV.3 Transportation Program—Project Files
[Reserved]

Sub-group IV.4 Transportation Program—Public Statements/Texts

Series 1: Comments 1972, 1977 [1 inch]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains comments on environmental impact statements on Interstate 90 in Washington State and the San Francisco Airport, written as correspondence to John Volpe and Douglas Costle, respectively.

Series 2: Testimony 1973 [1 item]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains testimony at an EPA hearing on the transportation Control Plan for the Los Angeles area.

Series 3: Writings by Program Staff 1973 [1 item]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series contains a manuscript written by EDF on the Transportation Control Plan for the Los Angeles area.