Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York
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Energy and Environment

I will fight to protect our environment, sustain our natural resources, and keep our communities safe for generations to come. Establishing more affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions will create new jobs and industry in the Hudson Valley.

Over the last few years, New York families have faced dramatically rising gas prices. I am committed to supporting efforts to promote energy independence in order to help lower the price at the pump.  A comprehensive energy plan must include both short-term and long-term energy solutions in order to reduce our reliance on foreign resources.  We can use a mix of traditional fossil fuel sources while expanding domestic resources and investing in innovative renewable technologies that will allow us to have more secure, affordable energy. 

For more information concerning my work and views on Energy and Environmental issues, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

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More on Energy and Environment

May 20, 2016 Press Release

Wappingers Falls, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investment aimed at revitalizing 15 contaminated sites, known as “brownfields,” throughout the Village of Wappingers Falls. The funds will be used to support community outreach and assist with cleanup planning. Such grants are typically the first award in a series of investments aimed at completely rehabilitating contaminated sites.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – In response to continued uncertainty regarding the EPA’s standards of safe drinking water in the City of Newburgh, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately set a clear national standard for acceptable levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooc­tane sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water. Rep.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Following the discovery of high levels of contaminants in Newburgh’s water supply, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to immediately conduct an investigation into the likely source of the pollution – Stewart Air National Guard Base. In addition to calling for a review of the source of the contaminant, Rep. Maloney asked the DoD to ensure total remediation for the City of Newburgh.  

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

Lagrangeville, NY – In celebration of Earth Day, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced legislation at Arlington High School to provide funding to schools to encourage green development of their aging infrastructure. The School Modernization And Revitalization Through (SMART) Jobs Act would authorize funding for the development of green schools, which would encourage energy efficiency and the use of renewables, and create numerous high-skilled jobs in the clean energy industry.

Feb 7, 2016 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement after reports that radioactive tritium-contaminated water leaked into the groundwater at Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan.
Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC — Following the collapse of 14 dams in South Carolina after heavy rains, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), joined by representatives from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers, called for passage of his legislation to fund critical dam repairs and safety upgrades. One high-hazard dam outside of Columbia, SC had last been inspected in 2000, despite being equired to receive inspections every three years according to Army Corps records.

 

Dec 15, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Representative Chris Gibson (NY-19) and Senator Charles E. Schumer announced Congress has passed unprecedented provisions to hold the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accountable to ratepayers in the Hudson Valley.
Dec 12, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Representative Chris Gibson (NY-19) and Senator Charles E. Schumer announced unprecedented provisions in the government funding bill to hold the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accountable to ratepayers in the Hudson Valley.
Nov 12, 2014 Press Release
Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Chris Gibson (NY-19) commended the Senate introduction of their bill to prevent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from implementing the new Hudson Valley capacity zone. In July, the Maloney-Gibson legislation to prohibit funds from enforcing FERC’s new capacity zone overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives and is now before the Senate as part of the FY 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. Maloney and Gibson originally introduced legislation to prohibit the capacity zone in March 2014.
Sep 23, 2014 Press Release
Two days after Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) led a bipartisan letter calling on FERC to reverse its capacity zone decision, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it will now hold a conference with New York Public Service Commission to review the capacity zones on November 5. Since joining the Congress, Rep. Maloney has demanded that FERC reverse their reckless decisions, specifically citing their failure to take into account a number of initiatives underway that resolve capacity issues and ensure reliability like investments in transmission capacity and renewable energy like solar and wind energy or biomass plants like Taylor Biomass in Orange County.