Conservation

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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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 “After nearly nine long years, we are thrilled to finally see this misconceived, poorly designed, outdated overhead…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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Write to Congress Urging them to Bring LWCF Full Funding Bills to a Vote Now Now is our chance to finally secure full, dedicated, and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Congress needs to bring full funding measures to the Senate and House floors for a vote. The bi-partisan bills to permanently…

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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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