More on Environment
November 2, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) sent a letter, signed by 89 other members of Congress, to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to not adopt the recently proposed increased entry fees for 17 national parks.
October 31, 2017 Press Release
On Friday, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding reports in a recent New York Times article that described the EPA’s efforts to weaken chemical safety regulations that could affect access to public information on the risks of emerging contaminants, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), chemical materials that have contaminated drinking water in several New Hampshire communities.
October 10, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean Power Plan:
August 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to the United States Air Force this week, requesting a community update on efforts to treat water supplies contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) at Pease International Tradeport, the former Pease Air Force Base. The letter also asks for specific responses to concerns raised by Members of the New Hampshire State Legislature. Thousands of New Hampshire families were exposed to the contaminated water supply at Haven well.
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today visited the Shoals Marine Laboratory, an education and research facility on Appledore Island that is operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University. During her visit, she discussed marine and coastal ecosystem sustainability with Shoals students and researchers.
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today voted against H.R. 2910, a Republican bill to allow natural gas companies to seize private property and conduct surveys of private land without consent of the landowner, which passed the House by a vote of 248-179.
July 18, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017, also known as the “Smoggy Skies Act,” which passed the House by a vote of 229-199.
July 18, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today led a bipartisan letter to Congressional appropriators urging $7 million to launch a national health impact study of sites like Pease affected by the U.S. military’s historic use of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).
The House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) was pleased to welcome back Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and new additions Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) to its membership in May. This brings the total number of coalition members to fifty-three.
June 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s House passage of H.R.627, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2017, a bill she co-introduced in January: