Decisions made in Washington, DC, have lasting effects on Maine’s clean water, fresh air, healthy forests, thriving wildlife, and on the health of Maine people, our economy, and our way of life. NRCM works to identify and address the issues at play in our nation’s capital that have the largest impacts here at home.
Right now, the Trump Administration is proposing to roll back laws that protect our public lands, water, air, and climate. While NRCM remains sharply focused on state environmental policies, we also focus on decisions in Washington that pose a significant threat.
NRCM Federal Project Staff: Emmie Theberge, Federal Project Director (right) and Kristin Jackson, Federal Outreach Coordinator
Our staffers, members, supporters, and partners work to defend our hard-earned environmental safeguards and to ensure Maine’s elected officials in DC stand up for Maine’s environment.
Join Us in Augusta on Wednesday, March 7 to Oppose Drilling Off Maine's Coast
Join us at the Augusta Civic Center on Wednesday, March 7, to oppose the Trump Administration's plans to open up the Atlantic Ocean, including the Maine coast, to oil and gas drilling. This would devastate our coastlines, fisheries, and coastal communities. Mainers have too much to lose and nothing to gain from this plan. If you are a Maine business owner, please sign onto our letter opposing drilling off Maine's coast.
Maine's environment is facing multiple threats from the Trump Administration. Currently proposals to roll back the Clean Power Plan and cut the Environmental Protection Agency budget are being discussed. We need to ensure that these protections stay in place for the health of Maine's air, land, water, wildlife, and our public health. Visit our Take Action page to make your voice heard.
NRCM Report Documenting Damage to Maine if Proposed EPA Budget Cuts are Approved
The Trump Administration has proposed deep cuts to EPA programs that reduce pollution in Maine, save the lives of Maine people, and strengthen our communities and economy. Read our report, Damaging Maine: The Impact of Proposed Cuts to the EPA Budget, to learn how the Administration’s unprecedented proposed cuts would cause widespread harm to efforts to protect clean air and water, achieve economic redevelopment at shuttered paper mills, and protect Mainers from toxic hazards.