Environmental Defense Fund is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air, clean water, healthy food and flourishing ecosystems. Environmental Defense Fund is guided by scientific evaluation of environmental problems, and the solutions we advocate will be based on science, even when it leads in unfamiliar directions. The organization works to create solutions that win lasting economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-effective and fair. Environmental Defense Fund recognizes that low-income communities and communities of color have been disproportionately exposed to many environmental threats, and seeks answers that are equitable and just for all. As an organization based in the United States, it pays special attention to U.S. environmental problems and to America's role in causing and solving global problems, and aims to share its approaches internationally.