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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Environment

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August 21, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the Trump Administration released its plan to significantly roll back the Clean Power Rule.
August 14, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $16 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund Capitalization Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to improve water infrastructure and protect clean drinking water supplies.

July 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that the final bipartisan bicameral National Defense Authorization Act has passed the House with important New Hampshire priorities.
July 25, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received a $11,107,000 grant through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides resources to address drinking water infrastructure needs to promote public health and safety.

July 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) a $6.5 million grant to continue operations at the Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC). A world-renowned program, the JHC has made UNH an international leader in coastal mapping.
July 23, 2018 Press Release
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the EPA has awarded the New Hampshire Health and Human Services Department a $40,000 grant to maintain a certification program for individuals and contractors, to audit state-certified lead training providers, and to increase lead-based pain education awareness. Many old homes that have lead paint are being renovated in New Hampshire.
June 20, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement on the release of the ATSDR PFAS chemicals toxicology report, which, for months, has been blocked from public release due to pressure from the EPA and Trump political appointees:
June 20, 2018 In The News

President Donald Trump’s administration has released a politically charged toxicology report about nonstick chemicals showing they can endanger human health at significantly lower levels than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has previously called safe.

The draft report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a toxicological profile of four types of stain- and water-resistant chemicals.

June 20, 2018 In The News

The federal government has published new data about the health risks of industrial chemicals known as PFAS.

The Centers for Disease Control studybacks the concerns of some residents in contaminated areas here in New Hampshire, who say federal and state limits on PFAS aren't strict enough.

Many lawmakers, including New Hampshire’s congressional delegation, called for the study’s release after reports that the White House and Environmental Protection Agency had sought to withhold the data.

June 8, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on House Republicans’ partisan “Minibus” appropriations package: