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Pingree Announces $466K to Protect, Conserve Casco Bay Watershed

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) has been awarded a $466,365 grant through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. The award will fund MDIFW’s Cousins River Fields and Marsh Conservation Project, which will protect 42.7 acres of coastal wetland hab...

Chair Pingree Applauds Biden-Harris Admin’s 10-Year Plan to Eradicate Lead Exposure Nationwide

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, today hailed the Biden-Harris Administration’s plan to accelerate removal of lead pipes and lead paint nationwide by 2031, including swift distribution of $3 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to help states replace lead service lines. “Lead pipes were banned nati...

Rep. Pingree: Infrastructure bill win-win for our economy, environment

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Just before Thanksgiving, I was honored to join President Biden at the White House for the signing of the most expansive investment in American infrastructure since the construction of the interstate highway system. “From funding to repair our aging roads, bridges and ports to high-speed broadband expansion and legacy pollution cleanup,” the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act “is a once-in-a-g...

King, Pingree Announce Two Maine Finalists for $100 Million 21st Century Development Grants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree today announced that the University of Maine-Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine) Coalition and Northeastern University’s Coalition – which includes the Maine-based Roux Institute and FocusMaine – are finalists and in the running for the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $1 billion “Build Back Bett...

Pingree Applauds Actions to Implement Maine’s Climate Action Plan

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today praised the Governor Mills Administration’s progress over the last year to implement the Climate Action Plan and released the following statement: “One year ago today, Governor Mills and her team unveiled Maine’s four-year Climate Action Plan, presenting the state legislature with a landmark roadmap to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pr...

Pingree Hails House Passage of Build Back Better Act as Transformative Blueprint for Climate-Smart, Care Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Build Back Better Act, the most beneficial bill for working families enacted since The New Deal. The bill will prepare the nation for the next century through unprecedented investments in climate-smart programs and the establishment of a safety net that supports the needs o...

Pingree Announces $250K NOAA Grant for GPCOG to Boost Coastal Climate Resilience

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced a $249,352 grant was awarded to the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) for a project that aims to develop nature-based climate resilience solutions for vulnerable coastal Casco Bay municipalities. The National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) grant, awarded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Congresswoman Pingree Travels to Glasgow With Congressional Delegation for COP26

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that she is among the members of Congress traveling to Glasgow, Scotland with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26). The members, who will be in Glasgow for the second week of the global climate summit, will be there to help ...

US Representatives Pingree, Spanberger Push Leadership to Keep Climate-Smart Agriculture Provisions in Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, US Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to keep climate-smart agriculture provisions in the Build Back Better Act. In their letter to leadership, Pingree and Spanberger, who are the primary sponsors of the Agriculture Resilience Act and Climate Stewardship Act, highli...

Colby College Awarded $10M For Sustainable Agriculture Research, Pingree Announces

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced Colby College was awarded a $10 million federal grant for sustainable agriculture research. The grant, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Sustainable Agricultural Systems program, will fund a Colby College research project that has the long-term goal ...

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