Climate Change

Trahan Supports Passage of Job-Creating Clean Energy Legislation

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LOWELL, MA – Yesterday, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) voted in favor of H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, a package of bipartisan bills that finally provides a path towards modernizing our outdated energy system while also making tremendous progress in tackling the climate crisis and growing our economy. “The climate crisis continues to rage…

Trahan, Pappas, Kuster, Moulton Request EPA Changes to Combined Sewer Overflow Grants to Bolster Merrimack River Cleanup

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Trahan, Pappas, Kuster, Moulton Request EPA Changes to Combined Sewer Overflow Grants to Bolster Merrimack River Cleanup LOWELL, MA – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Annie Kuster (NH-02), and Seth Moulton (MA-06) submitted public comments requesting changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed formula that will be used…

Trahan Supports Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) voted to send H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The historic legislation, which Trahan cosponsored, fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and provides billions in funding to fix buildings, trails, roads and other infrastructure of our national…

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds $800,000 in EPA Funding for Lawrence and Lowell Brownfield Cleanups

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the announcement of $800,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funding to assess and clean up contaminated properties in Lawrence and Lowell under the agency's Brownfields Program. The funding comes as part of a larger disbursement of $2.7 million for projects across Massachusetts. "I am thrilled that Lawrence and…

Trahan Leads Call for Additional Funds for Programs to Clean Up Merrimack River

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA) along with Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Chris Pappas (D-NH) sent a letter to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee of Appropriations requesting additional funding be allocated for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Sewer Overflow and…

Trahan Leads Call for Administration to Provide Full Funding for Programs to Clean Up Merrimack River in FY 2021 Budget

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, January 24, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) led a bipartisan call for Andrew Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to make a budget request for no less than $500 million in funding for the EPA’s Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant Program for fiscal year 2021. The letter, which was co-led by Congresswoman Gwen…

Representatives Trahan and Moulton Introduce Legislation to Protect Essex National Heritage Area

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Washington, DC —Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Seth Moulton (D-MA-06)  introduced the Essex National Heritage Area Permanency Act. The bill would eliminate the funding authorization sunset provision and the total funding cap for the Essex National Heritage Area. On September 30, 2021, the Essex National Heritage Area’s authorization is set to…

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds Inclusion of Provision from her Bipartisan CSO Clean Up Legislation in Larger Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) applauded the inclusion of a key component of her bipartisan Stop Sewage Overflow Act in the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act, which was marked up and advanced out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee this morning. “Communities across the United States – particularly in the Northeast…

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Announces $998,982 in Federal Funding for UMass Lowell Wind Energy Development Research

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) announced that the University of Massachusetts Lowell would be receiving $998,982 from the US Department of Energy to conduct testing in support of innovative offshore wind research and development utilizing existing testing facilities. UMass Lowell was one of six institutions selected for this purpose, and one of thirteen projects…

Representatives Trahan and Moulton Introduce Combined Sewer Overflow Alert Bill—STOP CSO Act

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) and Seth Moulton (D-MA-06) introduced the Sewage Treatment Overflow Prevention through Community Sanitation Outreach (STOP CSO) Act of 2019, or The STOP CSO Act. The STOP CSO Act would require local governments to alert residents within 4 hours if stormwater overwhelms sewage plants and carries sewage into rivers and…