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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Environment

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May 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), and U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter yesterday calling on the Trump Administration to immediately release an important study about the health impacts of PFOA and PFOS.
May 14, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today sent a letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asking it to investigate and hold hearings after reports that the White House and EPA concealed a critical report on the health impacts of PFAS chemicals, such as those that contaminated the groundwater around Pease:
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that several of her provisions and priorities have been included in the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which was approved this morning by the Committee.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after learning from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry that Pease will be the pilot site for the first ever nationwide health study on PFC contamination. Shea-Porter authorized and funded the study in the House, and worked to ensure its inclusion in the final FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act and FY2018 government funding bill.
April 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that her provision directing the Department of Defense to report to the Armed Services Committee on its progress in replacing the PFC-based firefighting foam that has contaminated water supplies nation-wide, including around the Pease Air National Guard Base, has been included in the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

April 24, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senator Edward Markey (D-MA), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today are introducing legislation that would create a grant program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and professional associations to improve climate literacy.
April 19, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (D-02), joined a group of 170 members of Congress to introduce companion resolutions in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives formally calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign.

April 12, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the UNH Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) will receive $275,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct research into new approaches to oil spill response and mitigation.
April 6, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and 63 of her House colleagues sent the following letter to President Trump today, demanding that the President fire Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt:
February 13, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, today announced that the New Hampshire Sea Grant program will receive a $218,000 federal annual operating grant.