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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

September 25, 2017 Press Release
The bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus welcomed six new members to its growing membership: Congressman John Larson (CT-01), Congressman Pat Tiberi (OH-12), Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-01).
September 22, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) urged Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Friday to release the remaining funds of a $15 million grant the Department awarded the Danbury-based FuelCell Energy, Inc. in 2015.
June 6, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced $450,000 in federal funding and technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support brownfield sites in Shelton, Waterbury, and Hartford.
March 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order directing his administration to roll back a number of key climate change regulations issued under the Obama Administration
March 15, 2017 Press Release
Building on a nearly decade-long, community-driven effort, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative John Larson (CT-1), reintroduced their Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act.
November 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington — Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Reps. Joe Courtney (CT-02), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jim Himes (CT-04), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) on Wednesday applauded over $600,000 in federal Long Island Sound Futures Fund grants to eleven community conservation projects throughout Connecticut. The projects will focus on coastal habitat restoration and improving water quality in the Long Island Sound and waterways that feed into the Sound. The federal funds are from the U.S.

June 10, 2016 Press Release
​Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) took the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to speak against the House Republicans’ “sense of Congress” resolution to disapprove of a carbon tax.
April 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) today applauded the Senate’s Approval of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act.

March 3, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Congressman John Larson (D-1), Congressman Joe Courtney (D-2), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Congressman Jim Himes (D-4), and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) joined U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Congressman John K. Delaney (Md.-6) and Congressman Ben Luján (N.M.-3) in filing resolutions in the House and Senate affirming the establishment of a new national clean energy goal.

September 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the Fuel Cell Tax Extenders Act of 2015 to extend federal incentives for residential, commercial, and vehicular fuel cell use. Several identical tax incentives expired in 2014, while others are set to expire in December 2016. This legislation will extend those credits through the year 2021, promoting American energy independence and clean energy development