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 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.
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Washington - Thursday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) in introducing the "LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013", a bill which would make the excise tax on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel comparable on an energy-equivalent basis.
Hartford, CT - Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced $1 million in Brownfields Cleanup grants for various sites in Hartford and East Hartford, including $460,000 for hazardous substance cleanup and $540,000 for petroleum cleanup.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut Congressional delegation today issued a statement applauding the announcement that Connecticut will receive over $6 million in emergency disaster relief funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior to repair and rebuild parks, public lands and refuges damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Connecticut will also receive a share of $12.7 million in additional funds that will aid restoration projects in multiple states impacted by Sandy.
Hartford – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency:
Washington, DC — Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Connecticut's Congressional Delegation released the following statement today applauding the announcement Connecticut will be receiving $71.8 million that may be used to repair homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and to upgrade and repair critical infrastructure. The funding, provided by the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program, is part of the $16 billion included in the Sandy Disaster Relief bill Congress passed last month.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first portion of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Package:
Washington - Last night Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement upon learning the House Republican Leadership would adjourn the 112th Congress without taking up the Hurricane Sandy Aid relief package:
"The American people deserve better from their government.
Hartford, CT - Following the passage of a Hurricane Sandy relief package by the United States Senate yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut Congressional Delegation released a joint statement calling on House leadership to vote on the bill:
"As the House of Representatives prepares to return to session, we request that you immediately schedule a vote on the Senate-passed, bipartisan Hurricane Sandy relief package.