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.
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WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his Dam Safety Reauthorization Act passed its final legislative hurdle today and will head to the president’s desk to be signed into law. The provision reauthorizes the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) through 2024, and includes a variety of initiatives to protect Hudson Valley residents from over 100 “high hazard” dams in the area.
WASHINGTON — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after the Trump Administration released its plan to gut the Clean Power Plan, former President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change.
Hudson Valley Home to Nearly 100 of New York’s Most Dangerous Dams
WASHINGTON — After the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s request for assistance through the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) demanded that FEMA Administrator Brock Long reconsider the decision in a letter dated May 28th.
WASHINGTON — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted against the Republican Farm Bill today, objecting to a wide variety of cuts and programmatic changes which failed to adequately address the needs of Hudson Valley Farmers. H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes and amends all programs directed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and is typically passed with broad, bipartisan support every five years. Rep.
WASHINGTON — Only days after vowing to continue the fight against potential future Hudson River anchorage proposals, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that the spending bill, expected to be signed into law within days, will include a provision to slow any new proposals and increase transparency. The provision requires the Coast Guard to come to Congress with the results of the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) and explain its plans regarding anchorages prior to offering any future proposal.
YONKERS, NY — After the Coast Guard released a final Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) report which did not recommend the installation of new anchorages on the Hudson River, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), other elected officials, and local stakeholders vowed to oppose any potential future anchorage proposals and to hold the Coast Guard to the results of its own PAWSA report. The PAWSA was initiated by the Coast Guard after Rep. Maloney led local groups to kill an initial proposal made in 2016.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) is encouraged by the final Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) report issued by the Coast Guard after its comprehensive review of safety risks on the Hudson River. The report does not include a recommendation that any new anchorage sites be constructed. The PAWSA process was initiated after Rep. Maloney worked alongside local groups to kill an initial proposal made in 2016.
WASHINGTON — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that two pieces of his legislation passed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed yesterday by the President. The Investing in Testing Act will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the long-term health effects of PFOS/PFOA contamination, and The Protecting Servicemembers from Debt Collectors Act would stop debt collectors from contacting servicemembers’ commanding officers in an attempt to collect payment.
Yonkers, NY — Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Representative Eliot Engel (NY-16) and local stakeholders reaffirmed their commitment to stopping any Coast Guard proposals that include long-term anchorage sites for the Hudson River. This followed a series of comprehensive workshops hosted by the Coast Guard that assessed safety on the Hudson River, including the potential need for new anchorage proposals. The group of officials also lauded the Coast Guard’s Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) for its inclusion of local concerns.