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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.

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More on Energy and Environment

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after President Donald Trump officially withdrew the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate agreement.

“Pulling out of this agreement is lazy and it’s shortsighted and it sacrifices our role as a world leader. The rest of the world is laughing at us, because they’re going to create the cutting edge technology that will be worth billions and create millions of new jobs.

Jun 1, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY — After the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released for public comment its second 5-year review of the Hudson River PCB-contaminated cleanup, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Scenic Hudson and other local stakeholders in opposition to the five-year review’s conclusion that additional cleanup is unnecessary. Since taking office, Rep.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressional Representatives Call for EPA to Recommend Additional Cleanup of the Hudson River

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.

Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington – After successfully pressing the Coast Guard to extend the public comment period for proposed Hudson River anchorage sites until December 7th, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney submitted 404 comments from local residents to the U.S. Coast Guard. In September, Rep. Maloney asked Hudson Valley residents to contact his office directly to provide comments in regards to the proposal to install ten new anchorage sites on the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston.

Dec 1, 2016 Press Release

Washington – After years of fighting to pass critical Lyme disease legislation into law, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his bill passed the House of Representatives as part of the 21st Century Cures Act on a broad bipartisan vote of 392 to 26. In February 2015, Reps. Chris Gibson and Sean Patrick Maloney introduced The Tick-Borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act to fight Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.