Decisions made in Washington, DC, have lasting effects on Maine’s treasured clean water, fresh air, healthy forests, thriving wildlife, and on the health of Maine people and our way of life. NRCM works to identify and address the issues at play in Washington 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, which now pose a significant threat as well.
Our staffers, members, supporters, and partners work to defend environmental safeguards and ensure Maine’s elected officials in DC stand up for Maine’s environment.
Maine's environment is facing multiple threats from the Trump Administration. Currently proposals to roll back the Clean Power Plan, cut the Environmental Protection Agency budget, open the Atlantic coast to more oil drilling, and put a former chemical industry lobbyist in a leadership position at the EPA 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.