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Pingree Secures $31.6 Million for Maine’s 1st District in FY2023 Funding Package

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More than $31.6 million for Maine’s First District is included in the Fiscal Year 2023 House Appropriations bills, senior House Appropriations Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today. From climate resilience and mitigation projects to workforce development and community engagement projects, all 15 of Pingree’s submitted community projects have been funded. “After more than a...

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...

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 Announces $110,000 in Federal Grants to Support the Arts in Maine’s 1st District

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced more than $100,000 in grants to support the arts in Maine’s First Congressional District. Seven Maine organizations were awarded the funding through the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) flagship grant program, Grants for Arts Projects (GAP), which funds projects that engage their communities through art. “The pandemic has shown us how ...

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...

Interior Chair Pingree: Indian Boarding School Report Critical Step to Uncover Inhumane Treatment of Native People

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee on Interior and Environment, today released the following statement in response a new Interior Department investigative report into historical abuse at federal Indian boarding schools: “This painful investigation uncovers a shameful stain from America’s past that has been whitewashed from our history books. If we ...

$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...

Pingree Underscores Climate Threats to Acadia Ahead of National Park Week

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Ahead of National Park Week, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment and Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is calling attention to the threats Acadia National Park faces due to climate change. “From rising temperatures on land and in our oceans to an increasing presence of pests and disease...

Pingree Announces Community Project Funding Opportunity for Maine’s 1st Congressional District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that her office is accepting requests for Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations process. These funds will direct congressional spending to eligible projects conducted by state and local governments or 501(c)3 nonprofits. Additional information on eligibility and application requirements are available here. “Last yea...

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