The Legislature will soon vote on LD 1541, a bill that would help make recycling more effective by requiring big corporations like Amazon and Wal-Mart to reimburse towns for costs of managing wasteful packaging. Without this law, Maine’s recycling programs will continue to struggle and many more may close. Please urge your legislators to support LD 1541!
Take Action for Maine's Environment
The Natural Resources Council of Maine will help you take action at a moment's notice on issues related to the protection of Maine's air, land, waters, and wildlife. Here are some ways to get involved, and some tools to help:
- Sign up for NRCM's Action Network to receive emails when your action is needed to protect the nature of Maine.
- Click on items below to take action via our online system (your emails will be sent to the correct elected officials based on your address information).
- Contact Maine's Congressional delegation to make your voice heard on issues being discussed in Washington, DC, that affect Maine's environment.
Take Action at the Maine Legislature
During the legislative session, there are many opportunities to speak out at public hearings on bills related to Maine's environment. Visit our bill tracking page to see a full list of upcoming public hearings, and then join us virtually in 2021 to speak out in support of Maine's air, land, water, and wildlife. During the 2021 legislative session, all public hearings are being held online. Visit our Take Action Toolkit for tips on how to be involved.
Help Protect Maine's Endangered Species
Wildlife is a big part of our identity in Maine, but many species are increasingly threatened by human activity. The Endangered Species Act needs more funding in order to protect our most at-risk species. If you live in Maine Congressional District 1, please send a message to Congresswoman Pingree today to urge her to include ESA funding in the Appropriations bill.
Call on Congress to Invest in Maine's Clean Energy Future
The American Jobs Plan has the potential to provide critical upgrades to our infrastructure. Send a personalized email to Maine's Congressional delegation today to urge their support of a plan that prioritizes a clean energy economy, modern transportation options, and resilient communities.
Support Funding for LMF and State Parks
Sign our petition in support of funding for the Land for Maine's Future program and Maine's State Parks. LMF has helped permanently protect more than 600,000 acres in all 16 Maine counties, supporting a wide range of uses from hiking and birding to farming and fishing. The Legislature is considering a bond package to provide funding for LMF and our State Parks that face a $50 million maintenance backlog.
Stop Filling Maine's Landfills with
Tell Maine state legislators to vote in support of LD 1639 to close a loophole in state law that currently allows toxic out-of-state waste to fill up our State-owned landfills. This current practice threatens sites of historical, cultural, and spiritual significance for the Penobscot Nation, neighboring residents, and Penobscot River and Bay, and it must be stopped.