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Energy & Environment

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

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.
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted H.R. 133, the FY 2021 omnibus.
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Members of the Connecticut Delegation, including U.S. Representative John Larson (CT-1), U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), and Joe Courtney (CT-2), today announced that the omnibus budget package repeals a mandate that be sold and $18.9 million will be allocated for cleanup.
September 24, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act.
May 6, 2020 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Jahana Hayes (D-5) applauded $2.3 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for assisting communities in cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties in Connecticut.
January 10, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted for a bill (H.R.535) that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
November 20, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the announcement that the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) was awarded two federal grants totaling $1,261,282 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
November 19, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act.