40 Senators call on HHS Secretary to release LIHEAP funds to help local communities prepare for the coming winter season
From tourism and recreation, to working forests, and fishing and agricultural industries, there is no doubt that Maine’s economy is inextricably linked to the environment. Maine’s greatest treasure is its natural beauty, and Senator Collins remains committed to advancing reasonable and effective policies in the U.S. Senate to protect the environment.
Throughout her time in the U.S. Senate, Senator Collins has worked to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, spur the creation of green energy jobs, and reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil – while retaining important American manufacturing jobs. High costs of energy are burdensome to Maine families, truck drivers, farmers, fishermen, schools, small businesses, mills, and factories. Nearly 80 percent of the homes in our state rely on heating oil, leaving Maine families extremely vulnerable to high crude oil prices.
“This bill aims to benefit directly some of the world’s poorest people and to reduce harmful pollution that affects us all.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Maine presented Senator Collins with the TNC Leadership Award in her Washington office in recognition of her ongoing work on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), global conservation, and efforts to combat climate change
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the expiration of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) set to take effect today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke from the Senate floor today about a bill she cosponsored to provide a temporary 60-day extension for the program.
“Maine has been a leader in the development of offshore wind technology, and this funding will help ensure that Maine will continue to be at the forefront of making this resource a fundamental component of U.S. energy innovation.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the expiration of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) fast approaching, a bipartisan coalition of 53 senators led by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is calling on Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid to permanently reauthorize and adequately fund the nation’s premier federal conservation program, now in its 50th year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Southern Maine as one of eight universities to receive grant funding. This funding will support the University’s outreach efforts to help Maine communities identify solutions for financing environmental activities, including water infrastructure.
Funding will support study of climate change and effect on bird migration
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Maine $201,515 in grant funding to support the study of climate change and its effect on birds’ migratory patterns and food sources.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award technical assistance to the Lincoln County Town of Damariscotta through its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program.
According to EPA, Damariscotta is one of 22 towns and cities nationwide chosen to receive help identifying sustainable strategies for meeting housing needs for different ages and incomes.