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:

Attend Public Hearings 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 in Augusta to speak out in support of Maine's air, land, water, and wildlife.

Support Recycling Reform for Maine

Join our movement to reform recycling in Maine, make it more efficient, and reduce the burden on taxpayers. We’re calling on lawmakers to adopt a solution that is used around the world to make corporations share in the cost of delivering recycling programs. Sign our petition for an “extended producer responsibility for packaging” law. Learn more about the details.

Oppose Proposed CMP Transmission Line

We oppose CMP’s proposal to build a 145-mile transmission line from the Québec-Maine border to Lewiston because it would harm Maine forests and wildlife, suppress Maine’s renewable energy industry, and could actually increase climate change emissions, all with no clear benefit to Maine. Urge decisionmakers to deny CMP’s permits. 

Support Land for Maine's Future Funding

LMF is one of Maine's most popular and effective programs. The governor announced a bond proposal including $30 million for LMF over the next three years. This is a promising step, signaling her commitment to protecting forests, farms, waters, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat. Please contact your legislators to urge their support for LMF and State Parks.