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WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, the House passed four funding bills backed by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME)—Financial Services, Agriculture, Transportation, and Interior—to reopen critical agencies in federal government.
Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s proposal to undo President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
“From the wildfires raging across the West to tick-borne Lyme disease spreading across Maine, it’s clear that we ignore climate change at our own peril. Yet that is exactly what the Trump Administration is doing here by rolling back some of the best strategies we have for stemming the tide of power-plant carbon emissions.
Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that organizations in Maine would receive $164,000 in federal grants to study and respond to marine mammal strandings. The funding for Marine Mammals of Maine, College of the Atlantic, and University of Maine comes amid a wave of unexplained seal deaths and strandings over the past few weeks.
Washington, D.C.—After inadvertently released documents showed the Department of the Interior purposely redacted information in its review of National Monuments, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and other members of the House Appropriations Committee are demanding answers from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) spoke on the House floor in opposition to anti-carbon solutions resolution H.Con.R. 199 and chided her Republican colleagues for refusing to help mitigate the threat that climate change poses to our health, ecosystem, and economy, especially in coastal states like Maine.
Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) welcomed over $65,000 in USDA Rural Development funds to help farms and other rural businesses in Bowdoinham, Cumberland and Freeport cuts costs through renewable power systems. During recent debate on the House’s failed Farm Bill, Pingree had advocated for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) that provides the grants—the legislation would have eliminated mandatory funding for the program.