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Environmental Defense Center (EDC) records
SBHC Mss 94  
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Description
Organizational records of the Environmental Defense Center (EDC)--a Santa Barbara, California, public interest law firm and citizen environmental advocacy group--documenting its activties from 1969 to 2013.
Background
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) was incorporated in 1977 after the passage of both state and federal environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and California Coastal Act in the wake of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. Representing many non profit organizations, the EDC has worked toward the preservation of open space, as well the ending of offshore oil leases in the Santa Barbara channel and the stopping of liquefied natural gas importation to the Santa Barbara and Ventura areas--the region of the South Central Coast of California. As of 2018, the EDC has divided its work into four areas--The Santa Barbara Channel, Clean Water, Open Space and Wildlife, and Climate and Energy--in its efforts to protect the environment of California's South Central Coast through legal action, advocacy, and education.
Extent
5 linear feet (12 document boxes, 5 audiocassettes, 31 videocassettes, 4 CDs, 1 DVD)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder where the UC Regents do not hold copyright. For copyright status contact the Department of Special Research Collections.
Availability
The collection is open for research.