Conservation

Urge Governor Baker to Sign the Massachusetts Climate Bill On January 4 the Massachusetts Legislature passed a critically important and comprehensive climate bill that would put the state on a clear path toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Governor Baker has 10 days to sign it into law. Please send him a quick message…

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Ask your elected representatives in Maine to make addressing climate change a priority Climate change threatens not only our health and safety but our economy and way of life. We must act swiftly and boldly to confront carbon pollution. The good news is that Maine now has a detailed and comprehensive four-year plan of action, Maine…

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Ask Congress to Reject Misguided Attempts by the Outgoing Administration to Undermine LWCF The Great American Outdoors Act, enacted amidst great fanfare in August, fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually in perpetuity. The outgoing Administration has failed to faithfully implement the Great American Outdoors Act by trying to…

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Be a Voter for the Outdoors The mission of the Appalachian Mountain Club is to foster the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors. We support laws and policies that protect American land, air, and water, and ensure that all people have equitable access to these resources. The negative effects of climate change, such as…

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The Environmental Protection Agency is again ignoring science by leaving outdoor air quality, and our health and the environment, without the necessary and scientifically-appropriate level of protection. As part of a periodic review required by law, they are taking comment on their proposal to do nothing to improve our air quality. Meanwhile, epidemiologists and plant…

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Full and Dedicated Funding for LWCF Becomes Law Now is the time to celebrate the historic enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and help fund the backlog of maintenance projects on federal public lands, including national parks and national forests. Members…

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Ensure the Great American Outdoors Act is Signed into Law On Wednesday July 22nd the U.S. House of Representatives took an historic action and passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and help fund the backlog of maintenance projects on federal public lands,…

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Speak up today for Clean Air The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to weaken how costs and benefits are calculated and considered in its rulemaking process under the Clean Air Act. The change would have dangerous implications for public health by tipping the scales away from public health and environmental protections. The many benefits of…

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Tell Congress to Stop EPA Rollbacks In recent weeks, as the nation’s attention is focused on battling COVID-19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has continued to move forward with weakening our nation’s environmental protections. In March alone, EPA issued a supplemental proposal to censor science in its decisions, suspended enforcement of industrial pollution control requirements,…

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Urge Congress to pass the Great American Outdoors Act The Great American Outdoors Act advances two critical priorities from previously introduced bills – in addition to fully and permanently funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, it also addresses the maintenance backlog in America’s national parks and other public lands. Earlier this month, the Senate…

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