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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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January 18, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional delegation, which includes Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), in a letter to the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) requesting that Pease International Tradeport be included in the first-ever nationwide health impact study on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), such as PFOA, in drinking water.
January 11, 2018 Press Release
Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) today sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in strong opposition to the Trump Administration proposal to allow drilling off New Hampshire’s coast. On Thursday January 4th, the Department of the Interior announced that it would move forward with a proposal to allow offshore drilling in the North Atlantic region.
January 11, 2018 Press Release
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) today co-introduced legislation with Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) which would prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of New Hampshire and other New England states.
January 4, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement opposing today’s Trump Administration plans to allow drilling in all U.S. waters:
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.
August 1, 2017 Press Release
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.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
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.