Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Energy and Environment

Check here for updates on energy and environment policies. 

More on Energy and Environment

Jul 5, 2018 Press Release

May 30, 2018 Press Release

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. 

Apr 25, 2018 Press Release
$2 million in EPA Brownfields Grants will assess and clean up polluted sites in Southern and Midcoast Maine communities.
Apr 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announces a federal grant to help preserve over 90 acres at Woodward Point in Brunswick. The funding for this project comes U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coast Wetlands Conservation Grant Program.  

Apr 11, 2018 Press Release
After sharing her concerns about the threats that offshore drilling would present to Maine’s natural resources and economy, and an inadequate process for the public to provide feedback, Pingree asked, “Frankly, why did you exempt Florida and not us? We deserve one.”
Apr 6, 2018 Press Release
“As EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has cozied up to the oil and gas lobby while showing disdain for science, our environment, and the mission of this critical agency ..."
Mar 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –While Mainers prepare for tomorrow’s scheduled Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) hearing in Augusta on the Trump Administration’s coastal drilling plan, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) isn’t waiting until then to send Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke a clear message on her opposition.