Conservation Action Network - Issues and Action

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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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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.

Budget Cuts Threaten the Outdoors

AMC opposes the President’s proposed 2018 budget. This plan would slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, the National Park Service, as well as important programs that protect lands, promote clean air and water, and support research into our changing climate.

 

Write to your Members of Congress and urge them to reject the administration’s budget proposal.

 

The President’s budget proposal would:

 

• Cut 31% of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, undermining energy efficiency programs, pollution reduction efforts, and scientific research.

• Cut 12% of the Department of Interior’s budget, including an unprecedented cut of over 80% to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, even though it is funded by revenue from offshore oil & gas leases.

• Continue to understaff the U.S. Forest Service, which has suffered from a 30% workforce reduction since 1994, while failing to address chronic fire fighting funding needs that have hamstrung the agency in recent years.

• Entirely eliminate the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program, which invests in the research and development of new energy technologies, on top of a broader $900 million cut to the Department’s science office.

 

AMC believes that these proposed cuts undermine the conservation values for which we stand.

 

We have drafted a letter to get you started, but personalized letters have the most impact.


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