Conservation

Massachusetts Solar Development Should Focus on Developed Areas, Not Forests The MA Department of Energy Resources is asking the public to comment on a program that encourages new solar development across the Commonwealth, known as the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART). AMC is encouraged by the state’s efforts to promote renewable energy and to reduce carbon…

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Ask Your Legislators to Fund the Land for Maine’s Future The Maine Legislature adjourned in June without addressing funding that is desperately needed for the Land for Maine’s Future program, which works to protect open space, farmland and access to the outdoors across Maine. As a leader in the Land for Maine’s Future Coalition, AMC…

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court this morning ruled to uphold the state’s decision not to move forward with the Northern Pass transmission project, delivering a final, fatal blow to the proposal first put forward by Eversource in 2010. “After nearly nine long years, we are thrilled to finally see this misconceived, poorly designed, outdated overhead…

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Full and Dedicated Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Now is our chance to finally secure permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The United States House of Representatives is reviewing H.R. 3195, a bi-partisan bill to permanently provide $900 million annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The…

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Full and Dedicated Funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Now is our chance to finally secure permanent, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The United States Senate is reviewing S.1081, a bi-partisan bill to permanently provide $900 million annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Write to your Senators…

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Add Your Voice to Defend Air Quality Regulations Oppose EPA’s Proposed Rollback of the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule Across the Northeast, pollution from coal-fired power plants is adding mercury and other toxins to our environment. To protect human health, wildlife, and our air and water, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) were adopted in…

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Add Your Voice to Protect Clean Water Oppose any changes to the Clean Water Act that would harm our nation’s rivers and waterways The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to rollback important protections for our rivers and creeks by changing the definition of “waters of the United States”. If enacted, this change would strip protections…

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Continued focus needed to ensure full and dedicated funding The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) welcomed passage of legislation this week in Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of a package of bills related to public lands. The public lands package passed the Senate on February 12th with overwhelming…

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Become a Citizen Scientist and Support AMC Research Download iNaturalist on your smart phone. Join our Northeast Alpine Flower Watch project. Contribute important data while you explore the outdoors! You don’t need to be an expert to identify key species and contribute to this project. Citizen science is an established tool for producing reliable scientific outcomes, and…

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The West Branch of the Pleasant River near Silver Lake in Piscataquis County, Maine The 100-Mile Wilderness lies in the heart of Maine’s North Woods, a region that features some of the largest areas of undeveloped forests, lakes, and ponds in the United States and an area of exceptionally high habitat connectivity and resilience to…

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