As countries continue to grow and demand energy, it is vital that the United States of America develop a long-term and environmentally safe solution to energy independence.
In office, Congressman Poliquin will continue to work for energy independence and lower costs for families through environmentally safe and fiscally discipline legislation. Doing so will grow Maine’s economy, keep our men and women in uniform safer and create more jobs in the Second District.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that will lower energy costs and create new markets for biomass, a critical component of the forest products industry in Maine.
WASHINGTON – Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, has introduced the Improving Rural Access to Power Act, a bipartisan bill to support electricity infrastructure development in Maine’s rural areas and communities. Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S.
WASHINGTON – Today, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, wrote to House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman, Rob Bishop, urging him to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
In the letter, Congressman Bruce Poliquin wrote, “Maine is home to some of our Nation’s most breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and pristine environments. These irreplaceable features truly make our home unique, and it is important that they are preserved.
WASHINGTON – Today, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, toured the Sappi Paper Mill in Skowhegan. He released the following statement:
“It was a great pleasure to meet so many fellow hardworking Mainers at the Sappi Paper Mill today. I was thrilled to see these men and women, the backbone of our Second District, in action.
WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama unveiled new environmental regulations on businesses in his “Clean Power Plan.” Upon the President’s announcement, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, released the following statement:
“Like many fellow Mainers, I believe that it's critical to protect the environment,” said Congressman Poliquin. “A clean environment means better personal health and more jobs for Maine families.
WASHINGTON – Today, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, introduced the Securing America’s Next Generation of Safe Loggers and Truckers Act.
“Maine is home to the best loggers and truckers in the Country,” said Congressman Bruce Poliquin. “Unfortunately, the logging and trucking workforce is declining due to obsolete regulations that are prohibiting our young Mainers from choosing this career path.”
WASHINGTON – Today, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, proudly announced the decision by the International Trade Administration (ITA) to side with Madison Paper and stop unfair Canadian trade subsidies that threaten Madison Paper's business. The Central Maine mill employs more than 200 workers who manufacture supercalendered paper.
WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Bruce Poliquin submitted an amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to combat the EPA’s overreaching biomass rules. By a voice vote, the amendment was adopted by the House.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, today announced that they have sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urging the agency to reconsider its denial of disaster assistance for Washington County in the wake of a January snowstorm that brought record snowfall in a short period of time. FEMA has previously approved such assistance for Cumberland, York, Androscoggin, and Sagadahoc counties.