Statement : Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Chair Pingree Statement at Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Environmental Protection Agency HearingApril 21, 2021 Statement
"The budget request, combined with the investments proposed in the American Jobs Plan, position us well to address the numerous environmental and public health challenges we currently face. They are a welcome indication of the direction this Administration would like to head."
Chair Pingree Statement at Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior HearingApril 20, 2021 Statement
"We recognize interrelatedness between the health and well-being of species and habitats, the impact anthropogenic actions have on clean air and clean water, the need to preserve biodiversity and the other important ecosystem services we rely upon to ensure our economic prosperity, and the American public’s health and well-being."
April 15, 2021 Statement
"Our forests will play an important part in the fight against climate change and the Forest Service plays a crucial role in ensuring the continued health of those Forests so that they continue to store carbon. One of the keys to maintaining heathy forests is to reduce the amount of high-intensity fires which are affecting our landscapes."
March 25, 2021 Statement
"By their very nature, many of these organizations, like museums and performing arts groups, are inherently dependent on interaction with their consumers. Workers in these industries have faced high unemployment, disrupted programming, reduced funding streams, and a challenging decision of when and how to reopen safely for their customers and their employees."
Chair Pingree Statement at Wood Innovation: Sustainable Forest Products to Reinvigorate Rural Economies HearingMarch 23, 2021 Statement
"Innovations in sustainable, climate-friendly products could reinvigorate a sector hit hard by reduced demand for certain traditional wood products like pulp and paper. The emerging market for climate-friendly products is an opportunity to promote rural job growth."