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Collins, Pingree, Golden Announce Nearly $5M in Federal Funding Awarded to Maine Energy Company

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Maine’s U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) welcomed news from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that Yarmouth-based Summit Natural Gas will be receiving a portion of $64.7 million in funding for 22 projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. Yarmouth-based Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. w...

Pingree Announces $1M in EPA Funding for Brownfields Grants in Maine

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award two grantees in Maine a total of $1 million in EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants. These are supplemental awards made to grantees who have had successful projects and identified the need for additional funding. These RLF Grants provide funding for a grant recipi...

House Appropriations Interior Chair Pingree Hosts Congressional Delegation Tour of Acadia National Park to Study Climate Impacts

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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK– Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) and Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, today concluded a three-day climate impact tour of Acadia National Park where she hosted U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)...

In House-Passed INVEST in America Act, Pingree Secures Additional $19.8 Million in Local Infrastructure Project Funding for Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for the INVEST in America Act, legislation that would infuse $715 billion dollars into essential surface transportation and water infrastructure programs nationwide, laying the groundwork for President Biden’s broader infrastructure goals. The bill, which passed the House 221 to 201, would also authorize historic levels of federal assistance for ...

Pingree, 122 House Members Call on Biden to Support Including Paris Climate Agreement in New NAFTA

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 122 of her House colleagues calling on the incoming Biden administration to expand on its commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement by working with the governments of Canada and Mexico to include the agreement in the recently-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “[W]e strongly urge you to take your commitment to rejoin the Pa...

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