National

Organizations, agencies and groups with a national base:

 

USEPA: The United States Environmental Protection Agency: 40 years of protecting health and the environment. A very comprehensive and informative website.
http://www.epa.gov/

Transition United States: A non-profit organization promoting/ teaching/ organizing for change.
http://www.transitionus.org/

NRDC: Natural Resources Defense Council: the earth’s best defense —“NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.”
http://www.nrdc.org/

EDF: Environmental Defense Fund: finding ways that work —“We partner with business, governments and communities to find practical environmental solutions
http://www.edf.org/home.cfm

National Wildlife Federation: Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future
http://www.nwf.org/

Repower America: Together we can solve it — “Founded by Al Gore, Repower America is dedicated to revitalizing our economy, strengthening our national security and solving the climate crisis through clean energy”
http://www.repoweramerica.org

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) :“The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.”
http://www.ucsusa.org

Sierra Club: —“Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.”
http://www.sierraclub.org/

The Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club has campaigned against coal fired plants, for the Bottle Bill, and other initiatives.
http://www.sierraclubmass.org/index.html