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 bills in which we have been involved. During the 2021 legislative session, all public hearings were held online. Visit our Take Action Toolkit for tips on how to be involved.

Get Congress to Take Climate Action!

Send a message to Maine’s Congressional delegation urging bold investments in clean energy and climate resiliency. There will be key votes on the historic Build Back Better Act over the coming weeks. Now is the time to make transformative investments to tackle the climate crisis and transition to clean energy sources, and this legislation aims to do just that.

Stop Filling Maine's Landfills with
Out-of-State Waste

Tell Maine lawmakers to close a loophole in state law that allows toxic out-of-state waste to fill up our State-owned landfills. This 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.

Photo by J.Monkman/NRCM

Add Your Voice: Support a Free-Flowing Kennebec River

Mainers have played a vital role in bringing life back to our rivers because clean water is so central to Maine’s economy and way of life. Removing four obsolete dams on the Kennebec River is an urgent next step. Add your voice in support!

Photo by Peter Mather

Permanently Protect the Arctic Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a place of ecological and cultural significance, home to the Gwich’in people and critical habitat for wildlife including caribou, migratory birds, polar bears, and more. Soon, the U.S. Senate may be voting to remove Congressional requirements to sell leases for drilling in this sacred region. Urge Maine’s U.S. Senators to permanently protect the Arctic Refuge.