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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Energy & Environment

Today our nation continues to confront three of the most critical issues of our time, our environment, our foreign policy and our economy. It is clear that we must end our reliance on foreign sources of fossil fuels. These fuels are damaging our environment and causing hazardous climate change around the globe.

They are also making us indebted to foreign countries, putting our national security in jeopardy. Americans are seeing record fluctuations in the cost of energy; filling up the gas tank or heating a home has become difficult to afford. That’s why Rep. Larson has focused on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower the price of energy, and invest in renewable energy sources. 

Rep. Larson Awards Goodwin College with an EPA Grant to help Cleanup an East Hartford Brownfields Site
Rep. Larson Awards Goodwin College an EPA Grant to help
clean up an East Hartford Brownfields Site

In Washington and in Connecticut, Rep. Larson supports natural gas as a way to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. With a rich domestic supply not subject to international pressures and costs far less that traditional gasoline, natural gas is affordable, abundant and American.

Rep. Larson is also a leader in the effort to end U.S. dependence of foreign oil through advancing fuel cell technology produced in the United States. In Congress, Rep. Larson introduced the Energy Independence Act, the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Authorization Act, and the 'Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Infrastructure for America Act' to fund and promote fuel cell and hydrogen energy technology. He is also a founder and co-chair of the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition.

 

More on Energy & Environment

July 5, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Governor Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, and Coltsville National Historical Park Superintendent James Woosley announced that Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the City of Hartford will be receiving a $750,000 grant from the National Park Service to make renovations and improvements to Colt Park.
June 8, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Elizabeth Esty (D-5), and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) applauded $1 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties in Connecticut.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to FuelCell Energy, Inc. for hydrogen production research and development (R&D) that is compatible with nuclear energy sources.
March 23, 2018 Press Release
Omnibus bill includes $12 million for the Long Island Sound, $65 million for the National Sea Grant College Program, and $11.5 million for the Marine Aquaculture Program
February 23, 2018 Press Release
Connecticut’s congressional delegation today urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to grant a 2016 petition filed by the State of Connecticut to provide relief from trans-border air pollution caused by a Pennsylvania power plant.
February 21, 2018 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after holding a press conference at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) in East Hartford, CT highlighting the five-year extension of the fuel cell Investment Tax Credit in the recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act.
February 21, 2018 Press Release
The Connecticut Delegation wrote Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing opposition to the proposed expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling that could devastate Connecticut’s economy and environment.
January 8, 2018 Page
2017 re-cap from Rep. Larson.
November 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after he gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution panel discussion event titled: Can Tax Reform Include A Carbon Tax?.
November 20, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), and U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), applauded the nearly $1.3 million in federal Long Island Sound Futures Fund grants to protect Long Island Sound and the waterways that feed it.

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