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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...

Chair Pingree Applauds Interior Dept’s Establishment of Climate Task Force, Secretary’s Revocation of Trump-Era Fossil Fuel Favoritism

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today said two orders issued by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reaffirm the agency’s commitment to public health, conservation, and science-based policies. “The last Administration ignored the science and we lost valuable time to address the climate emergency facing ...

Pingree, Congressional PFAS Task Force Outline Priorities for Biden Administration

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 132 bipartisan members of Congress in sending a letter to the Biden administration outlining actions they should take to address harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals. The letter includes actions the administration can take to protect communities from PFAS immediately, including creating a nationwide drinking water standar...

Pingree Joins Amicus Brief over Trump Administration’s “Dirty Water Rule”

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 74 members of Congress and three former Members in submitting an amicus brief in the case of Conservation Law Foundation et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency et al. In the amicus brief, the lawmakers assert that the Trump administration’s so-called Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR)—also known as the Dirty Water Rule—ignores scien...

Pingree, 70 House Members Introduce Resolution Recognizing Paris Climate Agreement’s 5th Anniversary

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and 70 House members today introduced a resolution recognizing the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, committed the international community to curbing greenhouse gas emissions and seeks to limit the increase in global temperatures to less than 2° Celsius, in an effort to prevent dangerous, human-i...

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