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 – 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.
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01), Senators Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal, and Reps. Rosa Delauro (CT-03), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Chris Murphy (CT-05), and Jim Himes (CT-04) thanked the Administration for sending more federal assistance to help the people of Connecticut recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) urged residents and officials to make necessary steps in preparation of Hurricane Sandy. Throughout the afternoon, Congressman Larson will be reaching out to first district officials to ensure each town is aware of the resources that may be helpful in the coming days. Larson will also be speaking with Mayor Art Ward of Bristol today at 4:30 p.m. at Bristol City Hall (Mayor's Office) to discuss ways to best prepare for the hurricane.
Washington – Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) introduced 'The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Infrastructure for America Act of 2012'. The legislation aims to improve fuel cell and hydrogen energy infrastructure and increase federal incentives for the use of fuel cell technology. Senator Richard Blumenthal also introduced an identical bill in the United States Senate. The bills will help reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil while supporting the growing fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry.
Torrington, CT – While visiting Fuel Cell Energy Inc. today in Torrington, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Senator Richard Blumenthal announced they will introduce legislation aimed at improving fuel cell and hydrogen energy infrastructure and increasing federal incentives for the use of fuel cell technology to strengthen a growing industry and help reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil.