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Congresswoman Pingree, Sen. Heinrich Reintroduce Bill to Put Nation on Path to Net-Zero Agriculture Emissions

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today reintroduced the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA), comprehensive legislation that sets a bold vision of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. agriculture by the year 2040. “Climate change is one of the most pressing issues for farmers and our food system, which is why…

VIDEO: In Interior Appropriations Hearing, Ranking Member Pingree, Forest Service Call Attention to Harmful Impact of Proposed Republican Cuts

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Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today called attention to the potentially detrimental impact Republican-proposed budget cuts would have on Americans’ jobs and way of life. In a budget hearing on Thursday, Pingree heard directly from U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore about the how these…

Maine Delegation Announces Nearly $18 Million for Clean Water Infrastructure Upgrades in Maine

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden welcomed $17,961,000 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for Maine through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). The funding will support Maine communities in upgrading essential water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure that…

Reps. Pingree, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today introduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to support coastal communities grappling with ocean acidification driven by human activities. The bipartisan Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2023 (H.R. 9346) would direct the National Oceanic and…

Collins, Pingree Announce $33 Million to Improve Climate-Friendly Ferry Service in Maine

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $33 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding to support, improve, and modernize passenger ferry service in Maine. The funding was awarded to the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) through the Federal Transit Administration’s new Ferry…

Maine Congresswoman Pingree Calls for Investigation of Undisclosed Propane Propaganda from HGTV Influencers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is calling on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate whether the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has violated federal law with a misleading, undisclosed paid promotion of the fossil fuel industry. Pingree’s concerns were raised following reporting from the New York…

King, Golden Led Downeast National Heritage Area Legislation Passes Congress, Heads to President’s Desk

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Today, U.S. Senator Angus King, Chairman of the Senate National Parks Subcommittee, and Representative Jared Golden announced that their bipartisan, bicameral bill to designate a Downeast Maine National Heritage Area has passed Congress and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation, which is cosponsored by Senator Susan Collins and Representative Chellie…

Championed by Pingree, York River to Receive Long-Awaited Federal Protections

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WASHINGTON, DC— After years of advocacy alongside the York River watershed communities, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today secured long-sought federal protections for approximately 30.8 miles of the river in southeast Maine and surrounding acreage in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill now headed for President Biden’s…

Pingree Secures $2.75 Million to Support Maine’s Clean Energy Workforce

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WASHINGTON, DC–Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $2,750,000 in Community Project Funding for the Maine Governor’s Energy Office. The funding Pingree secured in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill will support the Maine Clean Energy Partnership Workforce Initiative, which develops programming for workforce and training opportunities and provides direct training…

Pingree Secures More than $12 Million for Bigelow Lab

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Senior House Appropriations Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced more than $12 million in federal funding for Bigelow Laboratory in East Boothbay through Community Project Funding (CPF) in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill. One of 15 First District community projects submitted for funding by Pingree totaling $34.5 million, $12,326,000 will support the…

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