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Collins, Pingree, Golden Announce Nearly $5M in Federal Funding Awarded to Maine Energy Company

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Maine’s U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) welcomed news from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that Yarmouth-based Summit Natural Gas will be receiving a portion of $64.7 million in funding for 22 projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. Yarmouth-based Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. w...

House Appropriations Interior Chair Pingree Hosts Congressional Delegation Tour of Acadia National Park to Study Climate Impacts

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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK– Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) and Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, today concluded a three-day climate impact tour of Acadia National Park where she hosted U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)...

In FY22 Appropriation Bills Passed by Committee, Pingree Secures Funding for Clean Energy, Transportation, Housing

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As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted to pass the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies bill, as well as the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies bill. Pingree secured increased funding to combat the climate crisis, invest in safe housing and modernized transportation, create thousands ...

Pingree Votes to Overturn Trump-Era Rule that Slashed Methane Emission Standards

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today lauded the passage of legislation to reinstate regulations on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. The Trump administration finalized a rollback of an Obama-era methane rule in 2020. S.J. Res 14 would overturn the prior administration’s misguided rollback of methane emission standards. “Methane is a more dangerous greenhouse gas than carbon...

In Bicameral Letter, Pingree, Spanberger, Heinrich, Booker Lead Call for Investment in Agriculture as a Climate Solution

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-NJ), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) today led 30 of their colleagues in a letter urging House and Senate leadership to support a historic, long-term investment in farmers, ranchers, and rural communities as a part of upcoming infrastructure and climate change legislation. Text of their lett...

Video Recap: In Floor Speech, Pingree Urges House Colleagues to Pass Coastal Protection Bill

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In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) called for the passage of the COAST Research Act, legislation to address the impact of climate change on oceans. H.R. 1147, authored by Congresswoman Bonamici, would expand scientific research and monitoring to improve our understanding of ocean acidification and help coastal communities adapt to the ...

Chair Pingree Applauds Biden Admin’s Ambitious 30 x 30 ‘America the Beautiful’ Conservation Initiative

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today welcomed the release of President Biden’s ‘Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful’ report which recommends the United States conserve at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030. “The Biden Administration’s aptly named ‘America the Beautiful’ in...

On Earth Day, Rep. Pingree & Senator Heinrich Reintroduce Agriculture Resilience Act

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), alongside Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) and 16 of her House colleagues today reintroduced the bicameral Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA). This bold, comprehensive legislation sets a roadmap to achieve net-zero emissions from agriculture by 2040 and empowers farmers with the tools and resources needed to improve soil health, sequester carbon, reduce emissi...

Video Recap: Chair Pingree Asks Administrator Regan How EPA Will Curb PFAS Contamination

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As Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan on his agency’s plans to respond the growing issue of PFAS, or forever chemicals. PFAS chemicals are man-made chemicals that have so far been found in the drinking water of more ...

Pingree Joins Bipartisan Push to Clean Up Forever Chemicals

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Fred Upton (D-Mich.), and 23 other members of Congress in introducing comprehensive, bipartisan legislation that aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The package would establish a national drinking water standard an...

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