Environmental Defense Fund Archive
Manuscript Collection 232

Record Group 5 - Colorado Office

Sub-group and Series Descriptions

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

I.1 Administrative-Counsels

Series 1: George Pring, 1974-77 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Articles and speeches authored by the first Regional Director on environmental issues from a legal perspective.

I.2 Administrative-Public Information and Communications

Series 1: Interoffice Bulletins, 1978-82 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Activity reports for distribution to the other EDF offices.

Series 2: Events 1974 [2 inches]
Arrangement: None

This series documents significant events in the history of the office.  Contained herein are photographs of the press conference about the opening of Environmental Defense Fund’s office in Denver.

I.3 Administrative-Fundraising

Series 1: Correspondence & Memoranda, 1974-87 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Correspondents include the Executive Director, Regional Director and fundraising staff concerning grant proposals, potential fundraising avenues, and fundraising procedures.  Also included are several copies of progress reports to foundations.

Series 2: Fundraising Events, 1974, 1979 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Divided into correspondence & publicity materials

Correspondence, flyers and invitations on the creation and marketing of an education film The Last Days of the Dolphin and the benefit premiere of The Electric Horseman.

I.4 Administrative-Office Manager

Series 1: Clippings, 1982, 1987-88 [5 inches]
Arrangement: By subject

Collections of clippings from local newspapers related to water quality and air quality issues of interest to staff.

SG II    Energy -- concentrates on energy issues and the impact of power plants on air quality as well as the efforts to implement air quality controls for the Colorado region.

II.1 Energy Program-Staff Files
[Reserved]

II.2 Energy Program--Legal Files

Series 1: Litigation Files 1975-1980 [16.35 linear feet]
Arrangement: sorted by case, arranged by date

Collected filings from litigation and administrative hearings on coal mining regulations, air quality standards, and the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program

Series 2: Background Documents 1975-1980 [6 linear ft]
Arrangement: Sorted by project, Arranged by date

This series is comprised of published and unpublished material collected during the preparation phase of litigation and/or public proceedings.  They provide context and detail to the energy issues under investigation in the courts.
Common document types are monographs, government documents, progress reports, meeting minutes and manuscripts.

II.3 Energy Program—Project Files
[Reserved]

II.4 Energy Program-Public Statements / Texts

Series 1: Comments, 1974-1984 [1.25 linear ft]
Arrangement: Chronological

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

Series 2: Testimony, 1975-1983 [7 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological  

This series consists of text of testimony given before committees on energy topics.  The most frequent topics are the Oil Shale Lease Program, synfuels, and sulfur dioxide emissions standards.

Series 3:  Writings by Program Staff, 1979-1984 [5 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

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

SG III   Water Resources -- concentrates on water resources—its quality, management, and supply as it applies to the western states

III.1 Water Resources Program-Staff Files

Series 1: Correspondence & Memoranda 1974-76 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Progress reports to the Executive Committee and Executive Director reporting on work and successes of the program.

III.2 Water Resources Program-Legal Files

Series 1: Litigation & Hearings files, 1975-1980 [13 linear ft]
Arrangement: Chronologically by date of initial EDF involvement

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

Series 2: Background Documents, 1978-1980 [1.25 linear ft]
Arrangement: Grouped by project

This series is comprised of published and unpublished material collected during the preparation phase of litigation.  They provide context and detail to the Colorado Water Storage Project and the Columbia Dam.  Common document types are monographs, government documents, progress reports, meeting minutes and manuscripts.

III.3 Water Resources Program-Project Files

Series 1: Committees & Meetings 1983-1990 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series is based on other non-litigation work in which EDF was involved either as part of a program initiative or as representatives in state- and region wide committees and meetings.

Series 2: Project Files 1977-1986 [2 linear ft]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series is based on other non-litigation work in which EDF was involved either as part of a program initiative or as representatives in state- and region wide projects.

III.4 Water Resources Program-Public Statements/Texts

Series 1: Comments, 1974-1982 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Comments present EDF’s position on water issues such as salinity control of the Colorado River, industrial water marketing, and water quality standards.

Series 2: Testimony, 1975, 1979, 1984 [1 inch]
Arrangement: Chronological

The text of testimony presented before congressional committees on water quality, water policy, and the Industrial Water Marketing Program.

Series 3: Writings by Program Staff, 1976, 1984 [1 inch]
Arrangement: Chronological

Manuscripts of articles, reprints and printed reports on the program focus area.  Issues presented are water use, water supply and water quality

SG IV    Nuclear Energy -- focuses on nuclear energy resources and the efforts within the organization and as participants in state wide committees to deal with nuclear waste disposal.

IV.1 Nuclear Energy Program-Staff Files
[Reserved]

IV.2 Nuclear Energy Program-Legal Files

Series 1: Litigation & Hearings Files, 1982-1991 [3.50 linear ft]
Arrangement: Chronological

Filings from litigation and administrative hearings on nuclear waste disposal, including motions, judgments, briefs, and testimony and documents produced during discovery.

Series 2: Background Documents, 1979-1985 [8 linear ft]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series is comprised of published and unpublished material collected before and during litigation.  They provide context and detail to the nuclear waste disposal standards. Common document types are monographs, government documents, progress reports, and manuscripts.

IV.3 Nuclear Energy Program-Project Files

Series 1: Committees & Meetings, 1987-1988 [2 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

Correspondence, minutes and comments produced by the High Level Waste Licensing Support System Advisory Committee.  The Committee was a cooperative effort between energy and environmental advocates during the rulemaking on nuclear waste repositories by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

IV.4 Nuclear Energy Program-Public Statements/Texts

Series 1: Comments, 1985, 1988 [1 in]
Arrangement: Chronological

Position statements related to radioactive waste

Series 2: Testimony, 1988, 1991 [1 in]
Arrangement: Chronological

Testimony by EDF scientists on the transportation of nuclear waste delivered before legislative and regulatory committees

SG V     Toxic Chemicals -- focuses on toxic substances and their effects on human health

V.1 Toxic Chemicals Program-Staff Files
[Reserved]

V.2 Toxic Chemicals Program-Legal Files
[Reserved]

V.3 Toxic Chemicals Program-Project Files

Series 1: Committees & Meetings, 1987-90 [5 inches]
Arrangement: Chronological

This series consists of minutes and discussion papers of citizen advisory committees of which EDF staff took part. The committees existed to plan and carry out improvements in air and water quality and waste management at the State level. Committees represented are the Environmental Strategy Committee and the Integrated Solid Waste Management Committee.

V.4 Toxic Chemicals Program-Public Statements/Texts

Series 1: Comments, 1983, 1987 [1 in]
Arrangement: Chronological

Comments provide evidence of EDF’s position on air pollutant standards, & benezine and formaldehyde in fuel