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Pingree: SCOTUS Just Set Us Back Years in Fight Against Climate Change

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Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest ruling in EPA v. West Virginia, which fundamentally reshapes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory authority: “Instead of empowering the EPA to clean up deadly toxins, this radical Supreme Court has granted another giveaway to corpo...

Maine Delegation Welcomes $1.4 Billion for Coastline Protections and Restoration from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden today celebrated a $1.467 billion investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help coastal communities like Maine’s prepare for the impacts of climate change. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Ready Coasts initiative will support the future of coastal communit...

Interior Chair Pingree Secures $4.5 Million for 2 Maine Projects in FY23 Appropriations Bill

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House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill will include nearly $4.5 million in Community Project Funding to support two water infrastructure projects in Maine’s First District. In total, the Subcommittee-passed bill includes $44.8 billion in regular appropriatio...

Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2023 funding bill. In total, the bill includes $44.8 billion in regular appropriations, an increase of $6.8 billion – 18 percent – above the FY 2022 enacted level. There is also an additional $2.55 billion of funding provided under the fire suppression cap adjustment. T...

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

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WASHINGTON, DC—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 of 2022, which was introduced i...

In Brunswick, USDA Under Secretary Moffitt, Rep. Pingree Meet with Mainers Leading the Way in Organic Farming

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BRUNSWICK, MAINE – Today in Brunswick, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Lester Moffitt joined Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Executive Director Sarah Alexander for a roundtable discussion with Maine organic farmers. While at Crystal Spring Community Farm, a certifie...

With Maine Solar Projects Stalled, Pingree Joins 80+ Members in Urging Biden Admin. to Swiftly Resolve Commerce Inquiry

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WASHINGTON, DC—With hundreds of large-scale solar projects on hold in Maine and across the country as the U.S. Department of Commerce investigates potential trade violations, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 80 of her House colleagues are urging President Joe Biden and his administration to quickly reach a preliminary decision. In a letter, the Members urge the Administration ...

EPA Announces Record $24.2 Million Brownfields Investment in Maine

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a $24,200,000 investment in Maine made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to revitalize communities across the country by cleaning up contaminated and blighted sites and redeveloping them for productive uses. The funds will support under-served and economically disadvantaged communities around the state in assessing and clean...

During Small Business Week, Pingree Recognizes Maine 1st District SBA Award Winners

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As Maine and the country celebrate National Small Business Week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is recognizing First District Small Business Association (SBA) 2022 Small Business Award winners for their hard work and contributions to their communities. Six small business owners in Pingree’s district are being honored this year, including Tyler Frank of Portland, who was named Maine Small ...

$2 Trillion A Year: The Price of Climate Inaction

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The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 marked the beginning of our collective awareness that we face an environmental crisis and that we must fight to protect our planet. Over the next 52 years, the environmental movement accomplished a lot — from the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency to the Clean Water Act — but when it comes to curbing the harmful effects of burning fossil fuel...

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