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Pingree Touts $7.7 Million+ in Rebates for Clean School Buses Across Maine

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the recipients of the 2023 Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) welcomed the $7.7 million investment for Maine schools, which will help selectees purchase 38 clean school buses in 15 school districts across Maine.…

Pingree Announces $70.9 Million to Support Fish Passage Projects in Maine

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Atlantic salmon

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has recommended $70.9 million in federal funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to improve fish migration in Maine rivers. More than $17 million in Tribal-specific funding for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant…

Pingree Announces $1.5 Million for Coastal Wetland Conservation, Habitat Restoration in Maine

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Blue Hill Heritage Trust

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced $1.5 million in federal funding to protect, conserve, and restore more than 2,000 acres of coastal wetlands and habitats in Maine. With this funding, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust will continue to build on their coastal conservation successes and will add to more than 184,000 acres conserved to date within 5 miles of the Gulf of…

Pingree Touts More Than $657,000 in Grants to Support Renewable Energy in Maine’s 1st District

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced 10 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants worth a total of $657,298 for businesses in Maine’s First Congressional District. The infusion of rural development funding comes from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed by Congressional Democrats and signed by President Biden. “The…

King, Pingree Announce $62 Million to Boost Maine Solar, Lower Energy Costs

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U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that the Maine Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) was awarded $62,120,000 through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Solar for All grant competition to deliver solar programs to low-income and disadvantaged households in Maine. This award is part of the historic $27…

VIDEO: In Appropriations Hearing, Interior Secretary Haaland, Ranking Member Pingree Highlight Funding for Climate Resilience, Tribal Stewardship Model in Acadia

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today emphasized the importance of bolstering climate change resilience and supporting tribal co-stewardship in Acadia National Park and other national parks across the county. In a budget hearing this morning with Department of the…

VIDEO: In Interior Appropriations Hearing, Ranking Member Pingree Says Severe Maine Storms Highlight Important Need for Forest Service Disaster Funding

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In a House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee budget hearing for the U.S. Forest Service today, Ranking Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) called attention to the severe storms Maine has endured in recent months, which have impacted local economies, infrastructure, and forests.  “Maine’s logging industry suffered more than $2.6…

Pingree Applauds First-Ever National Drinking Water Standard to Protect Mainers from PFAS Pollution

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies…

Pingree Announces $15 Million Federal Investment to Boost Clean Energy Loans in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $15 million for the Efficiency Maine Green Bank to support energy loans through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Clean Investment Fund (NCIF), an initiative created by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Efficiency Maine is a…

Collins, King, Pingree Announce $199K to Support Penobscot Nation Ocean and Coastal Priorities

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Penobscot Indian Nation $199,998 to increase the tribe’s involvement and support of energy, climate change and ocean-related issues. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and dispersed via NOAA’s Regional…

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