Slashing EPA’s overall budget by more than a third means the agency cannot adequately enforce our clean air and clean water safeguards. It is basically a ‘get out of jail free card’ for polluters.

Margie Alt, Executive Director, Environment America

BROAD-FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

Center for Health Environment and Justice (CHEJ) works for environmental justice: the principle that people have the right to a clean and healthy environment regardless of their race or economic standing.

Earth Island Institute (EII) fosters the efforts of creative individuals by providing organizational support in developing projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment.

Earthjustice (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) is the nation’s largest nonprofit environmental law organization “fighting for justice and a healthy world for all”, representing all of their clients free of charge.

Environment America is a federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations that use time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposes, grassroots organizing, door-to-door canvassing, and litigation to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) works to stop environmental pollution by encouraging business, labor, government, and citizen groups to cooperate and identify practical policies to protect the environment.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.

Friends of the Earth (FOE) represents 74 different countries that defend the environment and champions a healthy and just world.

Greenpeace uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies.

League of Conservation Voters (LCV) serves as the political voice for members of environmental groups by educating citizens about the environmental voting records of Members of Congress.

Mom’s Clean Air Force is a community of over 1,000,000 moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools, and on-the-ground events.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) uses law, science, and the support of its members to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all people.

Sierra Club works to inspire all Americans to explore, enjoy, and protect the Earth’s wild places, to practice and promote responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources, and to work to restore the quality of the natural environment that sustains us.

Stand challenges corporations and governments to treat people and the environment with respect.

CLIMATE CHANGE ORGANIZATIONS

350.org works to build a bold and diverse global grassroots movement to stop climate change with an emphasis on direct action.

Climate Crisis Coalition facilitates, participates in, and publicizes local and national climate actions that draw attention to the climate crisis and the strong measures needed to address it and organizes forums and events designed to broaden climate action constituency beyond the traditional environmental movement.

Climate Reality Project, launched by former Vice President Al Gore, presents the facts about climate change and its solutions to the general public.

The Union of Concerned Scientists performs important research on climate changes and breaks down those results so non-scientists can understand.

U.S. Climate Action Network is a worldwide network of NGOs working to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

Vote Solar Initiative works to stop global warming and increase energy independence by bringing solar energy into the mainstream.

CONSERVATION GROUPS

American Forests helped create the conservation movement and the National Park and National Forest systems in the U.S.

American Rivers is the leading national river-conservation organization in North America.

American Farmland Trust is dedicated to protecting our nation’s strategic agricultural resources.

Coral Reef Alliance is dedicated to keeping coral reefs alive by integrating ecosystem management, sustainable tourism, and community partnerships.

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System.

ENDANGERED SPECIES AND WILDLIFE ORGANIZATIONS

Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) is a coalition of environmental, conservation, religious, scientific, humane, sporting, and business groups around the United States that serves as the guardian of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA).

Center for Biological Diversity works to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction, by means of science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive.

Defenders of Wildlife are intimately involved in endangered species issues and writing legislation to protect wildlife. They also do public outreach and fight legal battles pertaining to critical wildlife habitat and dwindling populations.

Nature Conservancy is a science based environmental group that works in all 50 states and over 30 countries to support protection of wildlife and their habitat. They also offer opportunities with partner organizations to volunteer and provide digital resources to educators to bring into the classroom.

National Wildlife Federation is currently working to help wildlife in areas affected significantly by global warming, and they are also working to plant native trees and implement state wildlife action plans.

Wilderness Society is devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, protecting America’s prime forests, parks, rivers, deserts and shorelands, and fostering an American land ethic.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks to protect endangered species and their habitats worldwide.

WATER PROTECTION ORGANIZATIONS

Clean Water Action (CWA) is a national citizens’ organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work.

Oceana works to win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals, and other sea life.

Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life.

Surfrider Foundation works in local communities to ensure we have clean water, healthy oceans, coastlines and accessible beaches for all.

Waterkeeper Alliance is the largest and fastest growing environmental group that is solely focused on the fight for clean water—water that is swimmable, drinkable and fishable. They also work in areas affected by large scale farming and other industrial practices.