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Pingree, House Pass Legislation to Stop Price Gouging at the Gas Pump

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to stop price gouging at gas pumps. The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, introduced by Reps. Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-Wash.) and Katie Porter (D-Calif), would give the President the power to issue an Energy Emergency Declaration that would make it unlawful to increase gasoline and home en...

With Maine Solar Projects Stalled, Pingree Joins 80+ Members in Urging Biden Admin. to Swiftly Resolve Commerce Inquiry

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WASHINGTON, DC—With hundreds of large-scale solar projects on hold in Maine and across the country as the U.S. Department of Commerce investigates potential trade violations, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 80 of her House colleagues are urging President Joe Biden and his administration to quickly reach a preliminary decision. In a letter, the Members urge the Administration ...

EPA Announces Record $24.2 Million Brownfields Investment in Maine

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a $24,200,000 investment in Maine made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to revitalize communities across the country by cleaning up contaminated and blighted sites and redeveloping them for productive uses. The funds will support under-served and economically disadvantaged communities around the state in assessing and clean...

$2 Trillion A Year: The Price of Climate Inaction

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The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 marked the beginning of our collective awareness that we face an environmental crisis and that we must fight to protect our planet. Over the next 52 years, the environmental movement accomplished a lot — from the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency to the Clean Water Act — but when it comes to curbing the harmful effects of burning fossil fuel...

Pingree Welcomes $10.5 Million USDA Clean Energy Investment to Support On-Farm Solar Projects in Maine’s 1st District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced a $10.5 million investment in clean energy infrastructure for Maine’s First Congressional District to help agricultural producers, rural small business owners and residents lower energy costs and make energy-efficiency improvements. The federal funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REA...

Pingree Underscores Climate Threats to Acadia Ahead of National Park Week

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Ahead of National Park Week, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment and Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is calling attention to the threats Acadia National Park faces due to climate change. “From rising temperatures on land and in our oceans to an increasing presence of pests and disease...

Pingree Delivers $31 Million to Lower Costs and Increase Energy Efficiency for Maine Households

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced a $31 million investment from the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to lower costs and increase energy efficiency for Maine’s hardworking families. The Infrastructure Law Pingree helped pass expanded WAP so more working families can have their homes retrofitted. WAP home retrofitting includes installing insulation, updat...

As Gas Prices Rise, Pingree Cosponsors Bill to Fight Big Oil’s Greed, Provide Rebates to American Consumers

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WASHINGTON, DC— With gas prices skyrocketing in recent weeks, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced she has cosponsored legislation to curb profiteering by big oil companies and provide American consumers relief at the pump. The Stop Gas Price Gouging Tax and Rebate Act, introduced in the U.S. House by Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), would create a windfall profit tax on excessive ...

Pingree Secures Nearly $1 Million to Support Implementation of Maine’s Climate Action Plan

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today highlighted $990,000 in federal funding she secured for the University of Maine’s Climate Science Information Exchange in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill passed by Congress and signed by President Biden. One of ten community projects funded through Pingree’s appropriations requests, the Maine Climate Science Information Exchange (formerly the...

Collins, Pingree Call on HHS to Take Proactive Steps to Relieve Burden of Energy Costs

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WASHINGTON, DC—Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), and Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA-5) today led a group of 90 Members of Congress in calling on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to take additional steps to reduce the impact of energy costs in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s ille...

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