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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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gulf of maine climate change

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…

PHOTOS: Pingree Welcomes U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Dir. to Maine, Highlights Importance of Conservation Funding

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) welcomed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Martha Williams to Maine for a tour of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Pingree, who is ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for the FWS, and Director Williams got a first-hand look at how…

Pingree’s Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification Passes House

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the passage of her bipartisan Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2023 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, introduced in January by Pingree and Congressman Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), would direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the current efforts of coastal…

King, Pingree Celebrate Groundbreaking of Acadia Maintenance Facility With Deputy Secretary of the Interior Beaudreau

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King Pingree Acadia Groundbreaking

Today, U.S. Senator Angus King, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, attended the groundbreaking of Acadia National Park’s new maintenance facility. The 32,000-square-foot building funded by the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act…

GOP Energy Bill ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Utterly Disturbing’, Pingree Says Following Vote

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today voted against Republicans’ dangerous energy package, H.R. 1, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. After the vote, Pingree released the follow statement: “Under President Biden, Congressional Democrats have made historic…

Congresswoman Pingree, Sen. Heinrich Reintroduce Bill to Put Nation on Path to Net-Zero Agriculture Emissions

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The Farm Bill

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today reintroduced the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA), comprehensive legislation that sets a bold vision of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. agriculture by the year 2040. “Climate change is one of the most pressing issues for farmers and our food system, which is why…

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