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Collins, King, Pingree Announce $199K to Support Penobscot Nation Ocean and Coastal Priorities

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Penobscot Indian Nation $199,998 to increase the tribe’s involvement and support of energy, climate change and ocean-related issues. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and dispersed via NOAA’s Regional…

Rep. Pingree Touts 16 USDA Grants, 2 Loans Worth Over $30 million for Midcoast Maine Businesses

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Today Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced 16 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants and loans worth a total of $2.1 million for businesses in midcoast Maine. The infusion of rural development funding comes from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed by Congressional Democrats and signed by President…

WATCH: Interior Appropriations Ranking Member Pingree Says House Democrats Successfully Blocked More Than 100 Poison Pill Riders in Funding Bill

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Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today urged her House colleagues to support the Subcommittee’s funding bill for fiscal year 2024. In remarks on the House floor on Wednesday, Ranking Member Pingree said the bill “continues investments to care for our planet, fight the climate emergency, and meet…

Pingree Touts $10 Million Federal Investment to Boost Clean Energy, Lower Heating Costs in Rural Maine

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On Tuesday, Maine Governor Janet Mills and Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined Efficiency Maine Executive Director Michael Stoddard and Mariana Casagranda, a manufactured homeowner, to celebrate a $10 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investment to accelerate clean energy deployment in rural Maine. Efficiency Maine’s Whole-Home Heat Pump Solutions…

VIDEO: In Hearing with Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, Pingree Emphasizes Need to Support Farmers in Face of Worsening Climate Crisis

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In a House Agriculture Committee hearing today with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree sounded the alarm on the urgent need to support farmers in Maine and across the county facing challenges due to climate change. The hearing comes on the heels of devastating and costly storms in…

Pingree Announces Nearly $400,000 to Protect, Preserve Coastal Maine Wetlands

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee, today announced a $395,000 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) grant to support conservation efforts in Maine’s Piscataqua/Great Bay estuary system. The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program funding will allow the Maine…

Pingree, Beyer, and Lawler Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Soil Health and Sustainability on Farms

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Don Beyer (D-Va.), and Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) introduced the Innovative Practices for Soil Health Act, bipartisan legislation to improve soil health on farms and support sustainable alternatives to annual agriculture by improving United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs to ensure they are better able to…

PHOTOS: Pingree Visits Hard-Hit Coastal Communities, Working Waterfronts Damaged in January Storms

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today visited several coastal First District communities hit hard by the barrage of damaging December and January storms. During stops in Port Clyde and Rockland, Pingree surveyed the costly damage to working waterfronts and met with local officials and fishermen to learn about ongoing recovery efforts. Pingree, who is Ranking…

King, Pingree, Golden Applaud $1 Million Grant for Solar Panels and Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Acadia National Park Maintenance Building

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U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, are welcoming the news of a $1 million grant to help install rooftop solar panels and twelve electrical vehicle charging stations at the McFarland Hill headquarters campus in Bar Harbor. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the funding comes from the U.S. Department of…

Pingree, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Meet with Maine Farmers, Discuss December Storm Impact, Climate Change, and More

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, a longtime farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday met with agriculture leaders from across the state to discuss a spate of pressing challenges Maine farmers are facing. For the roundtable discussion at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Pingree and…

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