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.
Below are updates on current issues and recent activities. Your voice will help! Sign up for AMC’s online Action Network to stay up to speed on the most pressing issues and receive periodic notices to take action.
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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.
Help Strengthen the Massachusetts Solar Program
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources recently released its updates to the the SMART program and has issued emergency regulations to implement the regulations. The Department is accepting comments on the updated regulations through June 1. AMC thanks the Department for including land use siting guidelines to protect high value natural resources and asks for an increase of the Greenfield subtractor to more adequately disincentivize solar development on greenfields.
50th Anniversary Earth Day - Share Your Story
AMC is collecting stories of what Earth Day means to you during 2020, the 50th anniversay of Earth Day. Perhaps you remember the first Earth Day or you’ve witnessed the positive impact of environmental laws and policies leading to cleaner air and water since 1970. Share with us an Earth Day event that moved you, a story about a special place outdoors that inspires you to protect the planet, or a particular conservation action you have taken in the name of Mother Earth. We will share these stories back out to others around Earth Day to show how the AMC community cares and is fighting for our natural world.
Ask Congress to Bring LWCF Full and Dedicated Funding to a Vote
Now is the time pass the Great American Outdoors Act to provide permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund!
The Land and Water Conservation Fund was authorized to receive $900 million a year to protect parks, trails and open spaces all across the country, but funds are consistently diverted for other purposes. Write to your Senators and Representative today in support of legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
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.
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.