The EPA's mission is “to protect human health and the environment.” Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is following the toxic legacy of his predecessor, choosing to undermine EPA's vital mission by gutting health protections and letting corporate polluters off the hook. Tell Maine’s Senators to vote “no” on Andrew Wheeler's nomination.
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 on important issues. You will also receive event invitations, and other news from NRCM.
- 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.
- Contact your local Maine newspapers to share your thoughts about issues related to Maine's air, land, waters, and wildlife. Find newspaper contact info and use these tips for writing letters to the editor.
Take Action to Protect Clean Water
The Trump Administration's recent proposal to gut Clean Water Act protections jeopardizes the water bodies we rely on for drinking, for healthy fish and wildlife, and for paddling, swimming, and other summer fun. It strips safeguards from the small streams and wetlands that flow into our rivers and groundwater. Please submit your comment to EPA opposing the rollback of the Clean Water Rule.
Stop Toxic Mercury Pollution
Once again, President Trump and Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler are putting the health of Maine’s people and environment at risk by taking steps to sabotage safeguards against mercury and toxic pollution from power plants. Their proposal could lead to 130,000 additional asthma attacks, 11,000 premature deaths, and 5,700 more hospital visits each year. We can’t afford to stay silent! Submit a public comment today.
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 without any clear benefit to Maine. Sign our petition to urge decisionmakers to deny CMP’s permits.