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The scientific evidence is clear: climate change poses an existential threat. This crisis cannot wait. We must act now to ensure we have healthy and safe planet. Just as importantly, investing in green energy will create good paying jobs right here in Connecticut.

Rep. Larson is leading the fight in Congress to take meaningful action on climate change.  He is the author of the America Wins Act, which would lower carbon emissions by taxing polluters and investing in infrastructure and clean energy. He proudly supports President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which would be the largest investment in clean energy and fighting the climate crisis in history. As a cosponsor of the Green New Deal, he supports tackling change while creating good paying jobs for all Americans.

Rep. Larson has long been a climate champion. In 2007, he was appointed by Speaker Pelosi to serve on the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. He is also pushing for a larger investment in green energy and is the founder of the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus.  He has successfully fought for federal incentives like the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which supports the deployment of green technologies like fuel cells, wind, and solar.

Rep. Larson also takes action against pollutants that threaten our health, including PFAS Chemicals and 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

September 15, 2021 Press Release
Legislation Puts Money Back in Americans’ Pockets, Gets People Back to Work, and Rebuilds our Economy
September 7, 2021 Press Release
Today, Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Suzan DelBene (WA-01), and Donald Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Clean Hydrogen Production and Investment Tax Credit Act of 2021.
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).

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