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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Newburgh, NY — In response to 7 cases of travel-associated Zika reported in Orange County, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined local health experts at Orange County Community College, which is conducting mosquito surveillance for Orange County, to call for passage of $1.9 billion in emergency funding to combat Zika. Despite the growing number of Zika cases in New York and throughout the country, Congress left for summer recess without enacting bipartisan legislation to help fight the Zika virus.
Hudson Valley, N.Y. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Eliot Engel, Nita Lowey, and Sean Patrick Maloney urged the U.S. Coast Guard to extend the public comment period for the proposed plan to add ten new designated anchorage areas along the Hudson River.
Poughkeepsie, NY — After joining the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in Albany on Monday, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Assemblyman Frank Skartados, Mayor Rob Rolison, and local stakeholders in Poughkeepsie to outline concerns about the effectiveness of the current cleanup strategy to remediate PCBs in the Hudson River. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a five-year review to determine the status of PCBs in the Hudson River.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), State Senator Bill Larkin, Assemblyman James Skoufis, County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, and local stakeholders called on the United States Coast Guard to hold additional public hearings and conduct an environmental impact study before expanding mooring infrastructure on the Hudson River. In addition, Rep.
Newburgh, NY — After the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) declared Stewart Air National Guard (ANG) base a state Superfund site, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to comply with the DEC’S request for a federal remediation program.
Buchanan, NY — Following public safety concerns regarding faulty baffle bolts found in Indian Point Energy Center’s Unit 2, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called for a halt to efforts to restart Unit 2 until a more comprehensive review of the faulty bolts could be completed. Additionally, he called for an inspection of Unit 3. In a letter dated June 17th, Maloney called on the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to require Indian Point to discontinue use of Unit 2 until a root cause analysis that included metallurgical testing on the failed bolts was completed.
Newburgh, NY – After calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to give priority to Stewart Air National Guard (ANG) Base to investigate the high levels of contaminants in Newburgh’s water supply, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that Newburgh ANG Base is now at the top of the list.
Wappingers Falls, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investment aimed at revitalizing 15 contaminated sites, known as “brownfields,” throughout the Village of Wappingers Falls. The funds will be used to support community outreach and assist with cleanup planning. Such grants are typically the first award in a series of investments aimed at completely rehabilitating contaminated sites.
Newburgh, NY – In response to continued uncertainty regarding the EPA’s standards of safe drinking water in the City of Newburgh, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately set a clear national standard for acceptable levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water. Rep.
Washington – Following the discovery of high levels of contaminants in Newburgh’s water supply, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to immediately conduct an investigation into the likely source of the pollution – Stewart Air National Guard Base. In addition to calling for a review of the source of the contaminant, Rep. Maloney asked the DoD to ensure total remediation for the City of Newburgh.