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

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.
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.