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We have a moral obligation to be good stewards of the Earth and to leave our children and grandchildren with a livable environment. It is imperative that we confront threats like climate change and build on successful programs that have set aside land for conservation and remove pollutants from our environments.

Climate change is one of the planet’s most significant challenges from the standpoint of the environment, the economy, public health, and national security.  The scientific evidence is clear in telling us that if we continue our current pace of burning coal, oil, and gas, it will result in a rising concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. To learn more about the science, you may read the report “Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts, and Choices” prepared by the nonpartisan, independent National Research Council.

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

The United States has an opportunity to become a global leader in clean energy technology. Investing in the green economy won’t just improve the environment, it will also invigorate our manufacturing industry and improve our national security. Rep. Larson is a leader in these efforts. He is the author of the America Wins Act, which would lower carbon emissions in the United States by 52% in ten years and invest over $400 million annually in green energy research. Rep. Larson has also championed the development of fuel cell technology in the United States. He is the founder of the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition and has championed the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which supports the deployment of green technologies like fuel cells, wind turbines, and solar.

Rep. Larson also takes action against pollutants that threaten our health, including PFAS Chemicals. He is a member of the Congressional PFAS Task Force. He is a cosponsor of legislation and amendments that would require federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense, to take the threats posed by these chemicals seriously.

 

More on Energy & Environment

July 26, 2021 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced today that his $900,000 funding request for the City of Hartford to improve public access to the Connecticut River was included in the House Transportation/HUD/Economic Development Initiatives Appropriations bill.
July 23, 2021 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced today that his $700,000 Community Funding Request for East Hartford’s Hockanum River Linear Park Trail was included in the House Transportation/HUD/Economic Development Initiatives Appropriations bill.
July 21, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the PFAS Action Act of 2021 (H.R. 2467) that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
June 25, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for S.J. Res 14, a Joint Resolution to Restore Methane Pollution Standards.
May 18, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) reintroduced the America Wins Act. The America Wins Act would boldly address the climate crisis and our infrastructure deficit.
May 14, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the announcement that Riverfront Recapture will be receiving a $500,000 grant.
May 13, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) urged U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing to fully utilize the environmental enforcement provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
May 13, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) urged U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing to fully utilize the environmental enforcement provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
April 20, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) to reintroduce the Green New Deal.
February 5, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Mike Thompson (CA-05), House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (MA-01), and the entire Democratic membership of the Committee in introducing the GREEN Act.

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