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Maine Delegation Welcomes $5 Million to Aid Passamaquoddy Impacted by Climate Change

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden welcomed a $5 million planning grant for the Passamaquoddy Tribe to respond to climate-related environmental threats.  The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s newly announced Voluntary Community-Driven Relocation program and funded by the Bipartisan…

Pingree Celebrates Pine Tree State’s Climate Progress on 2nd Anniversary of ‘Maine Won’t Wait’

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the Governor Mills Administration’s progress over the last two years to implement Maine’s Climate Action Plan known as “Maine Won’t Wait” and released the following statement: “Today we mark the half-way point of Maine’s four-year Climate Action Plan. Maine’s tremendous progress is truly something to celebrate,…

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…

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…

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…

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree: What the Inflation Reduction Act means to Mainers

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Dirigo. As Mainers, we know well the meaning of our Latin motto: “I Lead.” And we live by it. Whether by leading the United States in its approach to lowering health care costs, or by aggressively fighting climate change, Maine has made this motto much more than a word on a flag or a bumper sticker. Addressing the high price of prescription drugs has been one of my biggest focuses as an…

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