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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

February 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) reintroduced the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act, which, if enacted, would create a U.S. National Park Service protective designation for the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook that run through ten Connecticut towns.

January 26, 2015 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut Congressional delegation applauded $7.7 million in funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in our state.
January 15, 2015 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut Congressional delegation today issued a joint statement applauding $10 million in federal funds to improve water quality throughout the Long Island Sound watershed. The funds were among $370 million awarded nationwide by the United States Department of Agriculture’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which seeks to enhance water quality, support wildlife habitats and enhance the environment.

January 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 3, the "Keystone XL Pipeline Act":

June 19, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced $152,492 in federal funding for the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT). The grant, awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development Initiative Program, aims to improve energy reliability in 28 rural CT Communities over a three-year period.

June 4, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the EPA proposed guidelines to cut carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act:

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act Conference Report (H.R. 3080), a bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed 412-4 in the House of Representatives:

August 5, 2013 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy in announcing a $100,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Enterprise grant for the non-for-profit Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), based in East Hartford, Conn. The grant will be used to help determine the feasibility of alternative fuel plants in north-central Connecticut.

July 30, 2013 Op-Ed and Letters
In the face of looming disaster, The House of Representatives' underfunding of the chief agency responsible for flood protection demonstrates an alarming indifference to the crumbling infrastructure around us, and highlights a need to act.
July 18, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the Senate confirmation of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency:

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