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AMC Director of Research Kenneth Kimball was among the guests on New Hampshire Public Radio’s “The Exchange” program August 20, weighing in on the latest developments of the proposed Northern Pass electric transmission project. Listen here 

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In late August 2015, Eversource officials announced an amended plan for the proposed Northern Pass project that would include burial of 52 additional miles of the controversial 187-mile long transmission line. Read more 

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This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever methane specific pollution standards for new and modified oil and gas facilities.  AMC has long supported stronger safeguards on air quality, including methane, ozone and other pollutants. When adopted, the new standards will mark significant progress in reducing the expected growth of methane and smog-forming…

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Subscribe to Appalachia now to get this and other issues of America’s longest-running journal of mountaineering and conservation, published twice per year. Commitment Coming in the Winter/Spring issue of Appalachia journal, available December 1: Too Cold: The death of Kate Matrosova. A New York city resident and BNP Paribas trader froze to death near Star Lake…

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Vote for the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway in REI’s ‪”Every Trail Connects”‬ campaign to help raise funds for important projects along the 230-mile trail. Vote today, and every day, through September 24th! The Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway (BCT) is a permanent recreation trail and greenway corridor extending through 37 towns in Eastern Massachusetts and…

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Congrats to mighty Mt. Lafayette – winner of AMC’s ‪#‎HiketheWhites bracket with The Boston Globe! Grab your free hiking itinerary to experience this classic as part of the Franconia Ridge loop. Of course our bracket champ’s popularity comes with a lot of responsibility. Ever wonder why it’s such a big deal to add rocks to…

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AMC and local partners will be celebrating the official opening of the Number 4 Mountain Trail near Greenville following more than a year of cooperative trail work. The public is invited to join in the grand opening ceremony, which includes a guided hike.  Learn more in this news release.

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President Obama announced today the first national plan to reduce carbon pollution from our nation’s largest emitters:  power plants.  The Administration says that the Clean Power Plan (CPP) will reduce power plant carbon emissions 32% by 2030.  The CPP is also expected to result in reductions of ozone and fine particle pollution which will improve…

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The Appalachian Mountain Club released a letter this week with 15 other regional and national organizations calling on President Obama to issue strong national ozone standards. The letter comes on the heels of a report1by partner organization National Parks Conservation Association that found many of our national parks are still plagued by air pollution. In…

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July 22, 2015 Statement of Appalachian Mountain Club Director of Research Kenneth Kimball on Northern Pass Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) AMC is still reviewing the extensive DEIS just issued by the Department of Energy for the Northern Pass project. But some preliminary observations are already apparent. In its DEIS, the Department of Energy’s alternatives…

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