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Pingree Joins 49 House Colleagues in Supporting Clean Air Act; Protecting Landmark Environmental Bill from Trump Admin’s Attacks

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 47 other House members as an original cosponsor of a House resolution in support of the Clean Water Act. H.Res. 797, authored by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Congressman Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), calls on the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain and strengthen the Clean Water Act against continued attempts from the Trump admini... Read more »

On 4th Anniversary of Paris Accord Signing, Pingree Decries 220 days of Senate Inaction on H.R. 9

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement on the fourth anniversary of President Obama signing the international Paris Agreement on Climate Change on December 12, 2015: More than 220 days ago, the House approved H.R. 9 to recommit the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement and require the Trump administration to develop a serious plan for how our country will a... Read more »

Pingree Joins More than 120 House Colleagues in Condemning Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined more than 120 of her House colleagues in condemning the Trump administration’s formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. The resolution was introduced during the ongoing 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) in light of the Administration’s beginning of a formal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, which se... Read more »

Pingree, McEachin, Haaland, Dingell, Blumenauer & Tonko Introduce 100% Clean Economy Bill with Support from Mainers, 150+ Members of Congress

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), along with Representatives A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), and Paul Tonko (NY-20), today introduced the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019. This legislation sets a nationwide goal of achieving a 100% clean energy economy by 2050, defined as net-zero climate pollution across all sectors of the United... Read more »

Pingree Joins 68 Members of Congress in Urging NDAA Conference Committee to Include PFAS Cleanup Provisions

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In a bipartisan letter, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and 67 other members of congress to urge the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee to include strong cleanup provisions for per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemical contamination in the FY2020 NDAA. “In the FY2020 NDAA, we have the opportunity to take serious actio... Read more »

VIDEO: Pingree Chairs Interior Appropriations Hearing Examining Pervasive Effects of Marine Debris on Ocean Habitats, Species

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today chaired a House Interior Appropriations subcommittee hearing focused on marine debris and the impacts debris have on ecosystems and species in our oceans. Pingree currently serves as vice chair of the subcommittee, which is chaired by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minn.). “According to the United Nations, every minute, the equivalent of a garbage tru... Read more »

VIDEO: In Floor Speech, Pingree Urges Support for Bill Banning Oil Drilling in Gulf of Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today spoke before the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1941, the Coastal Marine Economies Protection Act. The bill seeks to counteract the Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil in most U.S. waters, including new leases in the North Atlantic region encompassing Maine. H.R. 1941 would place a permanent moratorium on oil and gas leasing... Read more »

Pingree’s Amendment Requiring Pentagon to Plan for Climate Crisis Included in the FY2020 Defense Authorization Bill

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congressman Charlie Crist (D-Florida) have secured an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring the Secretary of Defense to account for sea level rise projections and future flood risk when creating climate resiliency guidelines at military facilities. Their amendment comes as a direct response to last month’s Government Accoun... Read more »

Pingree Announces $156,000 USDA Investment in Maine Small Businesses

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) today heralded the investment of $156,000 in USDA Rural Development funds being granted to Maine businesses. The Rural Energy for America (REAP) program assists with renewable energy development and supports Maine’s rural small businesses. 12 grants were awarded in Maine; 7 in the 1st Congressional District. “Small businesses are the cornerstone of our rural c... Read more »

Pingree Touts Wins for Creative Economy, Land and Water Conservation Fund in FY2020 Interior Appropriations Package

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee, today announced that the full House Appropriations Committee has approved the FY2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which increases discretionary funding by $1.73 billion from the 2019 level. The bill lays out a very different vision from the Trump administration... Read more »

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