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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Environment

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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.
January 26, 2018 In The News

PORTSMOUTH -- The state’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency pushing it to complete the deep bedrock investigation at the Coakley landfill Superfund cleanup site as soon as possible.

The investigation is being planned to help determine how water - and contaminants - are flowing away from the 27-acre former landfill.

January 26, 2018 Press Release

RYE, NH— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today convened a roundtable of scientists, experts, and regional stakeholders at the Seacoast Science Center to discuss the potential consequences of the Trump administration’s decision to open New Hampshire’s shoreline to offshore oil and gas drilling.

January 25, 2018 Event

WHO:  

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Erik Chapman, Acting Director of NH Sea Grant

Dr. Thomas Lippman, Associate Professor at UNH

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Brian Gennaco, Owner, Virgin Oyster Co.

Peter Shelley, Senior Counsel, Conservation Law Foundation

Rob Werner, NH State Director, League of Conservation Voters

WHAT:  

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.