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

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. 

Jan 23, 2018 Press Release

solar panel
PORTLAND, Maine—Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Phil Coupe, co-founder of Maine solar installer Revision Energy, released statements opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels. The country’s $28 billion solar industry gets about 80 percent of its solar panels from imports. 

Jul 28, 2017 Blog Post

During debate of a package of Appropriations Bills in the House of Representatives on July 26, 2017, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree spoke out in support of issues important to Maine. 

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding

Waterpower and Alternative Energy Programs

Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

PORTLAND, ME – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today received the first-ever Environmental Champion Award from Environment Maine for her “consistent, strong, and effective leadership” in protecting public health and the environment in Congress.