Conservation

Late last week the Northern Pass Transmission project received a significant blow undermining its financial viability and claims of urgent need for the power it proposes to sell in southern New England. A collaborative of states pooling their energy buying power to meet clean energy and emissions goals had issued the so-called New England Clean…

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This fall brought fabulous weather, new adventures, and of course – the 10th Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! AMC serves as the coordinator for this series of events celebrating incredible outdoor opportunities and activities in the state of Maine. Twice a year, in February and September, we recruit outdoor oriented nonprofits, land trusts, community groups, chambers,…

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There is no doubt the air is getting cleaner in the Appalachian Mountains.  This progress was highlighted by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on a visit to Shenandoah National Park earlier this fall.  The good news is that over the last few decades, from the Smokies to the…

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No matter how you feel about the upcoming election, one thing is clear – Congress isn’t off the hook yet. AMC advocates for conservation programs, legislation, and policies that matter to all of us as outdoor enthusiasts. But the current Congress has failed to act on many key conservation measures that affect the protection of…

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Summer is a busy time at AMC.  Perhaps you’ve joined us for a trip, visited a hut or lodge, volunteered your time on a trail work day, or introduced someone to the outdoors.  Our conservation policy, trails, and research staff have been busy too! Here are just a few of the issues that we have…

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