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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

August 12, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) was joined by Don Shubert, President of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association and Amanda Schoen, Deputy Director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters to highlight the importance of acting now to address our global climate crisis and investing in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
August 2, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced the America Wins Act (HR. 4142) to address our global climate crisis head on and invest over $1 trillion into our nation’s infrastructure.
July 12, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the environmental protections included in the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act relating to Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.
June 20, 2019 Press Release
During yesterday’s Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the 2019 Trade Agenda with United States Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) pushed for assurances that the renegotiated NAFTA agreement, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), contains strong and enforceable environmental provisions - including on climate.
May 15, 2019 Press Release
Today, Chairman John B Larson (CT-01), Chair of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee testified at the Budget Committee hearing on Retirement Security in the 21st Century.
February 27, 2019 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Rep. Jahana Hayes (CT-05) voted for the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act, which was included in the Natural Resources Management Act.
February 13, 2019 Press Release
Today, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation applauded $782,931 in federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support Long Island Sound (the Sound) research projects conducted by marine scientists at the University of Connecticut (UConn).
February 7, 2019 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) renewed his call to address our global climate crisis head on.
December 4, 2018 Press Release
Today, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation applauded $1,737,289 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF) to help improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound by spurring efforts to reduce pollution, increase fish diversity and population and enhance greater understanding of Long Island Sound’s ecology.
October 5, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman John Larson (CT-1), Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), and Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23) introduced H.Res.1115, which would express support for designating October 8, 2018 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day. The date October 8 was chosen because it is symbolic of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008).

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