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Maine Delegation’s Statement on China’s Exemption for Lobster Tariff

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden issued a joint statement in response to reports that China has decided to establish a one-year exclusion process for certain U.S. goods imported into China. Live lobster is included as one of the 696 US-origin products eligible for a tariff exemption. “We welcome the promising development for Maine’s lo... Read more »

Maine Delegation Calls on NOAA to Protect Right Whales from Ship Strikes

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Maine Delegation Calls on NOAA to Protect Right Whales from Ship Strikes NOAA has proposed no new restrictions to address ship strikes, but moves forward with broad new regulations on lobstermen WASHINGTON — Maine’s congressional delegation called on the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) this week to take steps to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale from ship str... Read more »

Maine Delegation Calls on Feds to Answer for Shortcomings in Data, Correct Inaccuracies before Releasing New Rules on Lobstermen

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Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) pressed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) over the accuracy of the data and assumptions the agency is using to craft new regulations on Maine’s lobstermen. The delegation is requesting additional information from NOAA about how the findings of a ... Read more »

Collins, King, Pingree Push U.S. Trade Representative on EU Tariff Relief for Lobster Industry

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) urged U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to continue to prioritize a trade deal with the European Union (E.U.) that would reduce or eliminate E.U. tariffs on Maine lobster. Collins, King, and Pingree have repeatedly pressed the USTR to prioritize lobster in trade negot... Read more »

Rep. Pingree’s Bill to Preserve Working Waterfronts Gets First Hearing in 116th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife in support of her bill, H.R. 3596, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act. The bill would create a Working Waterfront Grant Program and establish a Working Waterfront Task Force at the Department of Commerce. Pingree’s bipartisan bill was one... Read more »

Pingree’s Bill to Support Coastal Communities Dealing with Ocean Acidification Passes House

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Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01)’s bipartisan legislation to support coastal communities grappling with climate change-related ocean acidification unanimously passed the House of Representatives. Pingree’s bill, HR. 1716, the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act, would direct federal officials to work with state and local experts to study ocean acidity and deliver a public report... Read more »

Pingree, Murkowski Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Coastal Communities Deal With Ocean Acidification

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) reintroduced H.R. 1716 the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act, which would require federal officials to work with coastal communities in Maine and around the country to address the impacts of ocean acidification. Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). "Climate change and warm... Read more »

Pingree Thanks Coast Guard for Courageous Rescue of Four Maine Fishermen

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement after the Coast Guard briefed her office on successfully rescuing the four-member crew of the Portland-based fishing vessel Aaron & Melissa II this morning. “I am so grateful that these four Maine fishermen will be able to go home safely, both because of their own actions and a courageous Coast Guard rescue. The ocean is a dangerous pl... Read more »

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