Environmental Law Foundation

Our Mission

We believe in protecting the environment, communities, and consumers against harmful toxics. Our work consistently improves environmental quality for those most at risk by providing access to information, strategies and enforcement of environmental, toxics, and community right-to-know laws.

Recent Events

Groundwater in California

On July 15, 2014, a Sacramento court ruled that groundwater pumping must be regulated in California to protect nearby rivers under the public trust doctrine.

Agricultural Water Efficiency

On July 11, 2014, ELF announced its intention to sue 22 California water districts if they do not come into compliance with a law requiring them to take basic steps towards water efficiency.