WELCOME TO AMC'S CONSERVATION ACTION CENTER!
Join AMC in protecting the mountains, rivers, forests, and trails of our region. Learn about and speak up on issues that threaten the Northeast outdoors as well as opportunities to ensure that treasured locations and landscapes can be enjoyed for generations to come.
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One Last Stop for the Great American Outdoors Act
The nation is just one step way from fulfilling the promise of LWCF through full and permanent dedicated funding of $900 million annually, as well as providing funding for the maintenance backlog on our federal public lands.
Both the Senate and House have passed the Great American Outdoors Act with overwhelming and bipartisan votes of support, and the bill is now on President Trump’s desk with a 10-day countdown for the president to sign it into law or veto it. Write to your Senators and Representative today thanking them for their leadership and support, especially amid these difficult times, asking them to ensure that the President signs the bill as soon as possible. It’s important they hear how much we as outdoor enthusiasts appreciate their work.
Tell EPA to Value Healthy Air
EPA is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that, if enacted, would weaken how costs and benefits are calculated and considered when any improvements are proposed to the Clean Air Act based on current science. The changes would undervalue local community benefits, perpetuating the disproportionate impacts of pollution in some communities. Speak up before August 3rd to tell EPA that you oppose the changes to the cost-benefit analyses they are seeking and you value the existing approach that is more protective of your health and the environment.
Support Cleaner Transportation Solutions
Cars and trucks are the biggest greenhouse gas polluters. There is a regional plan to look at a suite of solutions to our transportation footprint that would modernize how we travel while considering equity and alternatives to fossil fuel powered vehicles. Ask your Governor to join the plan today.
Tell Congress to Stop EPA Rollbacks
We all count on the Environmental Protection Agency to protect human and environmental health using the best science available. But even now at the height of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S., EPA is doing the opposite. Speak up today to urge Congress to ask EPA to hit pause on dangerous proposals to roll back environmental protections.
Ask Your Legislators to Fund Land for Maine's Future
The popular and successful Land for Maine’s Future program needs your help. Over 30 years, the Land for Maine’s Future program has conserved more than 600,000 acres across the state, ensuring that some of our most beautiful and important places will remain open to all of us, forever. Now the program needs an infusion of funding. State legislators need to hear from us, their constituents, that we care deeply about access to the fresh air, open space, beauty, (and seafood!) that make Maine different.
Support Climate Action in Your State
The lack of leadership in addressing climate change at the federal level means your state leaders need to know that you support climate initiatives and energy efficiency investments at the state and local level. Let your Governor know where you stand.