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King, Pingree Urge Biden Administration to Protect Maine’s Forest Economy by Cracking Down on Illegal Wood Imports

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U.S. Senator Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree are calling on the Biden administration to stop illegal wood imports that harm Maine’s forest products industry. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack, the Maine lawmakers highlight the importance of taking on the illegal wood trade, call attention to the slow enforcement of existing laws, and urge rapid…

Delegation Announces $385 Million to Support Maine Farmers, Loggers and Mitigate Climate Change

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $385 million in nine projects that will benefit Maine’s forest products and agriculture industries while helping to combat climate change. The grants, which were awarded under the Partnerships for Climate-Smart…

Collins, Golden Lead Call for Additional Funding for Oversubscribed Loggers Relief Program

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WASHINGTON —Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) led seven of their colleagues, including Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), to press House and Senate appropriators to include additional funding for the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Haulers and Harvesters (PATHH) Program in upcoming government funding legislation. The PATHH…

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…

Pingree, Kuster Introduce Bill to Double Grant Funding Available to Forest Product & Wood Innovation Industries

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WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Annie Kuster (D-New Hampshire) today introduced the bicameral Community Wood Facilities Assistance Act, legislation to bolster the United States Forest Service (USFS)’s popular Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovation Grant Program (CWEWIP), which is currently oversubscribed. The bill would double CWEWIP funds…

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