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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 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill.
September 19, 2018 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for a $3 million project at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) in East Hartford. The project will work to develop energy storage to strengthen the electric grid.
July 5, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Governor Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, and Coltsville National Historical Park Superintendent James Woosley announced that Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the City of Hartford will be receiving a $750,000 grant from the National Park Service to make renovations and improvements to Colt Park.
June 8, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Elizabeth Esty (D-5), and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) applauded $1 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties in Connecticut.
May 24, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to FuelCell Energy, Inc. for hydrogen production research and development (R&D) that is compatible with nuclear energy sources.
March 23, 2018 Press Release
Omnibus bill includes $12 million for the Long Island Sound, $65 million for the National Sea Grant College Program, and $11.5 million for the Marine Aquaculture Program
February 23, 2018 Press Release
Connecticut’s congressional delegation today urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to grant a 2016 petition filed by the State of Connecticut to provide relief from trans-border air pollution caused by a Pennsylvania power plant.
February 21, 2018 Press Release
Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after holding a press conference at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) in East Hartford, CT highlighting the five-year extension of the fuel cell Investment Tax Credit in the recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act.
February 21, 2018 Press Release
The Connecticut Delegation wrote Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing opposition to the proposed expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling that could devastate Connecticut’s economy and environment.
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2017 re-cap from Rep. Larson.

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