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

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.
May 28, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) condemned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s refusal to conduct a full rehearing regarding the new capacity zone created in the Hudson Valley. On June 3, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will still consider a motion to stay further implementation of the new capacity zone.
Apr 30, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – With the new capacity zone going into effect on May 1st, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) delivered the concerns of his neighbors and communities.

“I wanted to personally deliver letters of protest from people all over the Hudson Valley in response to this terrible decision of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to increase rates for ordinary customers all over the Hudson Valley. This is an unnecessary and foolish step designed to fix a problem we can fix many other ways,” said Representative Sean Patrick Maloney. 

Feb 6, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney introduced an amendment that would require corporations that produce chemicals with the potential to contaminate water supplies to disclose the health and environmental hazards of these chemicals. Although supported by both West Virginia Republicans, Rep. Maloney’s amendment failed on party lines by a vote of 187-231. Below are his remarks and a link to the video:
Nov 20, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) opposed H.R. 2728 which would prohibit any federal oversight of oil and gas drilling using fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands. H.R. 2728 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 234-187.
Jun 10, 2013 Press Release
At the invitation of Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck joined Maloney to visit three Superfund sites in the Hudson Valley to assess progress on the cleanup of contamination at these hazardous waste sites.
Apr 16, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today advocated for inclusion of his legislation, the National Dam Safety Act, into the Water Resources Development Act . Last week, Maloney introduced legislation to give communities the support they need to ensure dams have the highest safety standards. With thousands of dams across the country posing a serious risk to communities and families, The Dam Safety Act of 2013 addresses the growing safety concerns caused by our nation’s aging dam infrastructure by reauthorizing the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) which failed to be reauthorized last Congress.