Federal Funding Crisis Leaves White Mountain Trails at Risk
The federal budget sequestration and uncertainty about the federal operating budget have severely cut of delayed funding for needed repairs to the Falling Waters Trail, the Davis Path and others, leaving managers scrambling to assess what can be done this year. Read more >>
AMC Opposes Northern Pass Project in NH
AMC is concerned about a proposal to construct a 140-mile-long power line through New Hampshire which would negatively impact the White Mountain National Forest and Appalachian Trail.
AMC Challenges Approval of Transmission Line in Delaware Water Gap and Asks Courts to Halt Construction
In partnership with other conservation and trails organizations, AMC recently filed an injunction in Federal court challenging the approval by the National Park Service of the Susquehanna to Roseland transmission line in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, slicing through the heart of the Delaware Water Gap, the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware River, which is federally recognized under the Wild & Scenic River Act. As part of this action, we also also the courts to temporarily halt construction while our case is being considered. Read more >>
AMC Celebrates Designation of Connecticut River Watershed as First National Blueway
AMC joined with partners on May 24th to celebrate the designation of the Connecticut River as the first National Blueway under President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative. To read more about the designation and AMC's efforts to promote conservation and expanded recreational opportunities in the Connecticut River watershed, click here >>.
AMC Urges Congress to Invest in New England's Forests
AMC is among 85 organizations across the region urging lawmakers to help meet New England's economic challenges by investing in the region's forests, and have outlined seven critical federal funding opportunities to conserve this vital resource and the green infrastructure it provides. See details in:
Defending Maine's North Woods
AMC is closely monitoring changes which could weaken the Maine Land Use Regulatory Commission, which oversees planning and development in Maine's 10.5-million acre north woods region. Learn more and take action >>
Clearing Up the Haze Report
AMC, NPCA, and others are calling on EPA to ensure clean air and clear views in our national parks and wilderness areas. It is critical that the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) is used to clean up the oldest and most egregious polluting coal-fired power plants in the eastern U.S. that continue to pollute our parks! Read the report >>
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AMC Sets Policy on Natural Gas Development and "Hydrofracking"