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 (NY-18) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) action plan on PFAS contamination. The plan will establish criteria for cleaning up contaminated sites, but stops short of setting an immediate, enforceable safe drinking water level.
WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has signed on to a resolution committing the House of Representatives to establishing and defining a “Green New Deal.” This resolution is the first step toward crafting a bold set of measures which aim to combat climate change, support our unions, and get more Americans working. A House Resolution is used to express nonbinding positions of the House of Representatives and does not require action by the Senate or the president.
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.