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Pingree Backs Bill to Help Maine’s Island Communities Use Renewable Power, Become Energy Independent

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 23 of her House colleagues in introducing the Energy Resilient Communities Act, legislation to create a new program at the US Department of Energy to invest in clean energy microgrids. The legislation also prioritizes clean energy equity and resilience, helping to power the critical infrastructure that communities rely on in the aftermath of an ... Read more »

Pingree Pushes Trump Admin to Extend 60-Day Public Comment Period of Controversial Proposed Mining Project

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine),Vice Chair of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, today led five House members in pushing the U.S. Forest Service to extend the comment period for the Stibnite Gold Project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement by 60 additional days. Full text of the lawmakers’ letter is available online here and at the bottom of this release. Midas ... Read more »

Pingree Announces $494,427 Grant to Reduce Diesel Emissions in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced a grant of $494,427 from the Environmental Protection Agency will be awarded to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) in an effort to reduce diesel emissions and exposure throughout Maine. "Diesel fuel powers Maine’s boats, buses, and important infrastructure vehicles, but its emissions have significant negative impacts on... Read more »

Pingree Co-Sponsors Legislation to Promote Carbon Sequestration Markets for Farmers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement on her co-sponsorship of H.R. XX, the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020, legislation to promote climate-friendly agricultural practices by increasing farmers’ access to carbon markets: “Farming has always been a risky business, but this moment is an especially tough one for farmers: climate change is creating unpred... Read more »

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 »

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