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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

November 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after he gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution panel discussion event titled: Can Tax Reform Include A Carbon Tax?.
November 20, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), and U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), applauded the nearly $1.3 million in federal Long Island Sound Futures Fund grants to protect Long Island Sound and the waterways that feed it.
November 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. John Larson had a productive meeting with Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon of Puerto Rico on the recovery efforts happening in Puerto Rico and the path forward. Rep. Larson has previously called on additional support outside of the supplemental emergency assistance that was passed in the recent budget.

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.

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