Conservation

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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Original press release from Justin Bartolomeo, Senior Vice President at HDMK Senators Manchin and Gardner Propose Bill to Provide Full Dedicated Funding for LWCF, Make Critical Investments in National Parks WASHINGTON – With the support of President Donald J. Trump, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today during a press conference new…

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our Recent Work We are proud to share with you these snapshots of just some of our conservation work this last year. Across the region and in every program, we are advancing AMC’s mission of promoting the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. previous accomplishment reports…

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Speak Up to Protect the National Environmental Policy Act The White House Council on Environmental Quality is proposing a massive rewrite of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a fundamental environmental law that requires a robust environmental analysis before any project that uses federal funds or needs federal permits can proceed. Don’t Roll Back NEPA…

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Speak up on Climate Change Transportation emissions are now our region’s largest cumulative source of greenhouse gas emissions and these emissions also remain a significant source of smog and soot. Depending on where you live your transportation challenges may be different, but we all have stories of deficiencies, health concerns, and economic disparities. As we…

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What’s Your Earth Day Story? The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 was a grassroots day of action with over 20 million people nationwide standing up for the environment. Later that year, the Environmental Protection Agency was established and the Clean Air Act as we know it today was passed. Over the last 50…

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The campaign to #FundLWCF is in full swing, and there is good news on Capitol Hill. There are bills in both the House and the Senate to provide full, dedicated funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund at the promised level of $900 million. The bills have wide and bipartisan support. The Senate and…

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Tell EPA to Keep Methane Protections Methane warms the planet about 86 times as much as carbon dioxide, making it a potent greenhouse gas. A recent proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would eliminate requirements that oil and gas companies stop leaking methane into the atmosphere at new wells and pipelines. Updated in 2012…

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Achieving a Balance Between Natural Resource Protection and Solar Energy Development On April 15, the MA Department of Energy Resources released its update and emergency regulations to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART). The Department is accepting comments on the proposed SMART regulations update through June 1. Add Your Comments Before June 1 AMC is…

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