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Maine Delegation Announces More Than $1 Million to Support Land Conservation, Boost Outdoor Recreation in Maine

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden today announced more than $1,000,000 in National Park Service (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in  Maine.  The funding was allocated as follows: $495,756 for the town of…

Pingree, Matsui, Calvert, Pence Lead Legislation to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Improve Air Quality

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), and Greg Pence (R-Ind.) introduced the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2023. The bill would reauthorize the DERA program through fiscal year 2029 at the current level of $100 million annually.  In 2005, Congress enacted the original Diesel Emissions…

Pingree to EPA: Long-Stalled Program to Incentivize Renewable Fuels Must Move Forward to Reduce Emissions, Fight Climate Change

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today led a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the EPA to finalize a generation pathway for electric renewable identification numbers (eRINs) for electricity produced from renewable biomass and used as transportation fuel under the long-approved renewable electricity…

Interior Appropriations Ranking Member Pingree Decries House Republicans’ Funding Bill that Endangers Americans’ Health While Profiting Polluters

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House Republicans passed their fiscal year 2024 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill that takes an aggressive anti-environment and pro-pollution stance with a crippling 39% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and policy provisions that will endanger public health, strain the economy, and increase costs. In remarks before the Appropriations Committee on…

VIDEO: Ranking Member Pingree Slams House Republicans’ Plan to Defund National Parks, Shut Down Public Museums

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today derided Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2024 funding bill for the Subcommittee, which defunds cash-strapped National Parks, decimates funding to prevent climate disasters, and shuts down public museum…

Pingree, DeLauro to GAO: What More Can Fashion Industry, Federal Government do to Curb Textile Waste Pollution

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, are calling on the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Comptroller General Gene Dodaro to outline ways the fashion industry and Environmental Protection…

Lincoln Academy Student Wins National EPA Competition, Pingree Announces

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EPA Winner Noah Arbuckle

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced a Lincoln Academy student, Noah Arbuckle, is one of the first-place winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Pollution Prevention Works: A Storytelling Challenge for Students.” Noah created a video that features the semiconductor manufacturing company GlobalFoundries and the pollution prevention (P2)…

Pingree Celebrates World Oceans Day with Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Support Aquaculture Farmers and Harvesters

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On World Oceans Day, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Rob Wittman (R-Va.), and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to uplift and support aquaculture and aquaculture farmers and harvesters.  The Sustaining Healthy Ecosystems, Livelihoods, and Local Seafood (SHELLS) Act will create a program office for…

Pingree: Inflation Reduction Act Delivers Historic $2.6 Billion Investment in Coastal Climate Resilience

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, is applauding the Biden-Harris Administration’s $2.6 billion investment in climate resilience and coastal communities. This historic funding, made possible through the Inflation Reduction Act passed by Congress and signed into law by…

Pingree, Salazar Introduce Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen the Blue Economy and Support Coastal Communities

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Today, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to strengthen coastal communities and the blue economy of Maine and the U.S. through technological research and development, job training, and cross-sector partnerships. The bipartisan Ocean Regional Opportunity and Innovation (Ocean ROI) Act, which was introduced in…

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