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Reps. Pingree, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today introduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to support coastal communities grappling with ocean acidification driven by human activities. The bipartisan Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2022 (H.R. 9346) would direct the National Oceanic and…

SEEC Climate and Agriculture Task Force releases recommendations for a Climate-Friendly Farm Bill

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Today, the Co-Chairs of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)’s Climate and Agriculture Task Force, Rep. Chellie Pingree and Rep. Kim Schrier, released a report on policy recommendations for next year’s reauthorization of the Farm Bill to ensure it is as climate-friendly as possible. “Increasingly our farmers are experiencing the impacts of…

Pingree: One Year Later, President Biden’s Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Mainers

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Today, marking the first anniversary of President Biden’s landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree highlighted the historic federal investments that are already creating good-paying jobs and transforming Maine communities. “One year ago, President Biden and the Democratic Congress delivered a…

Pingree Joins Speaker Pelosi on Congressional Trip to Global Climate Summit in Egypt

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is joining Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on a Congressional delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.  The delegation will convey the commitment of the United States Congress to continuing the robust progress made to tackle the climate…

After Push from Pingree, $42.5 Million Coming to Maine to Ease Heating Costs for Low-Income Residents

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Today, Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced $42.5 million in funding for Maine’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP). Delivered by the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this funding will help low-income individuals and families pay for home heating costs this winter and cover…

Pingree Announces More Than $900,000 in Infrastructure Funds to Restore, Maintain Casco Bay Estuary

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced more than $900,000 in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding to conserve the Casco Bay Estuary. The funds, awarded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the University of Southern Maine through the University of Maine System, will support the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership’s (CBEP) Comprehensive…

Following Push from Pingree, House Approves Millions in Additional Low-Income Heating Assistance for Maine

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House Appropriations Interior Chair Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her House colleagues in sending an emergency supplemental funding package to President Biden’s desk which includes $1 billion for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) nationwide as well as support for war-torn Ukraine and urgently needed FEMA…

Delegation, Governor Mills Pen Open Letter Urging Retailers, Restaurants to Continue Selling Maine Lobster

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Supporting Maine Lobstermen

Following the unsubstantiated decision by Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch to include Maine lobster on its seafood “Red List,” Senator Susan Collins, Congressman Jared Golden, Senator Angus King, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, and Governor Janet Mills published an open letter to retailers setting the facts straight.  On behalf of the 4,500 Maine lobstermen and women…

Collins, Pingree Push for Solution to Camp Ellis Erosion in Final Water Infrastructure Bill

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In an effort to provide a permanent fix to the severe erosion at Camp Ellis, U.S. Senator Susan Collins and U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to urge them to preserve a provision for Camp Ellis that they advocated for in the Water…

Delegation Announces $385 Million to Support Maine Farmers, Loggers and Mitigate Climate Change

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $385 million in nine projects that will benefit Maine’s forest products and agriculture industries while helping to combat climate change. The grants, which were awarded under the Partnerships for Climate-Smart…

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