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.

Collins, Leahy, Burr, and Shaheen Head Bipartisan Letter, Signed by Majority Of Senate's Members, Pressing For Permanent Authorization and Strong Investment In the Nation's Premier Land and Water Conservation Program

  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.

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Senators Collins, King Announce Funding to Support Environmental Finance Expertise and Outreach at the University of Southern Maine

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.

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Collins, King Announce $200,000 Grant For Climate Research At UMaine

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.

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Collins, King Announce Town Of Damariscotta To Receive Smart Growth Assistance From U.S. EPA

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.

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