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

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement after a CSX freight train derailed in Newburgh.  

“I am getting sick and tired of issuing statements about dangerous train derailments – this time only blocks from my office in Newburgh. I’m glad to hear reports that no one was killed but even one injury is too many. It’s got to stop.

Feb 27, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY — Following the release of the first round of blood test results for Newburgh residents concerned about PFOS and PFOA exposure from drinking contaminated water, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that he will introduce The Investing in Testing Act, which will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a two-year study into the long-term health effects of this exposure. Many residents tested above the national average for PFOS and PFOA, but there is little data on the chemical’s impact on human health.

Jan 19, 2017 Press Release

Reps Say Top Brass At DOD Must Intervene By Ordering Air Force To Install Filtration System, At No Cost To Newburgh; “While a Full Investigation is Ongoing, We should Take Common Sense Action Today to Prevent Further Contamination,” Say Reps

Reps To DOD: Take Remedial Action Now to Prevent Known PFOS Source from Further Contaminating Newburgh Waterways

Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after reports that New York State and Entergy have come to an agreement that includes shutting down Indian Point nuclear plant by April 2021.  

Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Following a year of intense flooding throughout the country, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced the passage of his Dam Rehabilitation and Repair Act as part of the Water Infrastructure Investment for the Nation (WIIN) Act. The bill will establish a federal investment program to allow states and local governments to seek funding for the rehabilitation of high-hazard publicly-owned dams. The federal government will invest $445 million over ten years, providing 65% of funding, while state and local jurisdictions will provide 35% of matching funds.

Nov 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Act. Rep. Maloney is an original cosponsor of the House version of the RESPONSE Act, which was introduced in March 2015:

Oct 11, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY -  Weeks after announcing the launch of a biomonitoring program to test Newburgh residents for the contaminant perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), which was found in the Newburgh water supply, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced the introduction of two bills to improve and expand testing and research for possible contamination of water supplies.

Oct 3, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – After successfully pressing the Coast Guard to extend the public comment period for proposed Hudson River anchorage sites, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced new federal legislation that would halt the current, and any future United States Coast Guard proposal to expand mooring infrastructure on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers. Rep.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release

                                                                                                                                                                                        Newburgh, NY — After years of working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state and local officials, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced an EPA investment of $12 million for the first phase to build a new waterline to supply clean drinking water to 325 homes in Hopewell Junction.

Sep 20, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney joined New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, Senator Bill Larkin, and Assemblyman Frank Skartados to announce the launch of a comprehensive biomonitoring program for City of Newburgh residents that may have been exposed to perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in the public drinking water supply. In consultation with the U.S.