The Acid Rain Retirement Fund (A.R.R.F) is an all-volunteer, non-profit environmental educational organization dedicated to reducing pollution by purchasing and “retiring” marketable sulfur dioxide emissions allowances issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Acid Rain Program. A.R.R.F. was created in 1995 and purchased its first allowances in that year. A.R.R.F. provides citizens with information about access to pollution markets, along with the ability to directly prevent pollution.
A.R.R.F is one of only four organizations listed on the home page of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Markets as purchasing allowances to take them off the market. None of the major national environmental groups are listed there. A.R.R.F. is incorporated in the State of Maine and recognized as a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, making donations to it deductible on income taxes as charitable contributions.
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