Energy & Environment
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.
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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.