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Pingree Announces Nearly $400,000 to Protect, Preserve Coastal Maine Wetlands

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee, today announced a $395,000 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) grant to support conservation efforts in Maine’s Piscataqua/Great Bay estuary system. The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program funding will allow the Maine…

King, Pingree, Golden Applaud $1 Million Grant for Solar Panels and Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Acadia National Park Maintenance Building

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U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, are welcoming the news of a $1 million grant to help install rooftop solar panels and twelve electrical vehicle charging stations at the McFarland Hill headquarters campus in Bar Harbor. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the funding comes from the U.S. Department of…

Pingree Joins 115 House Members in Requesting Increased Home Heating Assistance Funding

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined 115 House members in requesting increased funding totaling $1.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “As you know, LIHEAP helps families who are at risk of being unable to afford to heat their homes in the winter or cool them in the summer. Last year, more than six…

Protect Billions in IRA Funds for Rural Clean Energy in Farm Bill, House Ag Dems Tell Committee Leadership

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Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and all Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee today wrote to Chair Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-Pa.) and Ranking Member David Scott (D-Ga.) urging they ensure the billions of dollars passed in the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) be used only for the intended purpose: to aid rural communities, businesses, and utilities in their…

Pingree Welcomes $1.3 Million for Coastal Resilience Projects in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) that three federal grants totaling nearly $1.3 million were awarded to support coastal resilience projects in Maine’s First Congressional District. The grants for Maine—focused in the Spurwink Marsh,…

Maine’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Mills Continue Push to Prohibit Offshore Wind Development in Maine Fishing Grounds

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), Representatives Jared Golden (ME-02), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Governor Janet Mills sent a letter today to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) urging them to completely exclude Lobster Management Area 1 (LMA 1) from the Wind Energy Area (WEA) for potential wind power development in the Gulf of Maine. The letter was sent…

Pingree Announces $2 Million EPA Grant to Boost Recycling Efforts in Maine

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Today, in conjunction with America Recycles Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced ecomaine is among 25 selectees nationwide to receive over $33 million in Recycling Education and Outreach (REO) grants. With a focus on low-income communities and individuals living in multi-family housing, the $2 million grant will help ecomaine increase the recycling rate in…

ICYMI: Pingree Leads 15+ Hours of Floor Debate Against 83 Republican Amendments to FY 2024 Funding Bill

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For more than 15 hours on the House floor last week, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Chellie Pingree fought back against 83 extreme Republican amendments to a Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bill. The funding bill written and passed by House Republicans includes a crippling 39 percent cut to the Environmental…

VIDEO: On Floor, Ranking Member Pingree Leads Opposition to Republican Appropriations Bill Defunding Climate Programs

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As House Republicans prepare to pass their harmful fiscal year 2024 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee Ranking Member Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is leading the House Democratic caucus’s opposition on the floor, where she will be pushing back on 131 extreme anti-environment Republican amendments well…

Pingree Welcomes More Than $3.5 Million for Environmental Justice Projects in Communities Across Maine

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), ranking member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee which oversees funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced more than $3.5 million to fund six projects across Maine that advance environmental justice as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The…

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