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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…

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…

$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…

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…

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…

Appropriations Cardinals Praise President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2023 Discretionary Funding Request

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Today, House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs praised President Biden's 2023 budget request. Reactions from Cardinals are below.   Appropriations Committee Chair and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Rosa DeLauro   “Working people across the country are struggling to pay their bills and living paycheck-to-paycheck. From…

Pingree Secures Nearly $1 Million to Support Implementation of Maine’s Climate Action Plan

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today highlighted $990,000 in federal funding she secured for the University of Maine’s Climate Science Information Exchange in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill passed by Congress and signed by President Biden. One of ten community projects funded through Pingree’s appropriations requests, the Maine Climate…

Interior Chair Pingree Secures Historic Funding for Arts, Renewable Energy, Environmental Justice in FY2022 Bicameral Appropriations Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC— Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) tonight welcomed House passage of the FY2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which increases funding $1.9 billion above Fiscal Year 2021. This $38 billion bill makes significant investments to…

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…

VIDEO: In floor remarks, Chair Pingree urges passage of full appropriations package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee, today spoke on the floor in support of a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown while encouraging her Republican colleagues to remember their “solemn duty to exercise our power of the purse” and come to the table to negotiate a full annual…

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