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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

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. 

Feb 20, 2014 Press Release
After working with FEMA to reevaluate an entire section of households near Fishkill Creek, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced an information session in Fishkill that will help residents understand the new changes made in late 2013 that removed 125 households from the inclusion in the flood plain. Rep. Maloney has assisted dozens of constituents with FEMA issues. Constituent advocates are available to help constituents work one-on-one with FEMA if their property has been designated in a flood plain.
Feb 6, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney introduced an amendment that would require corporations that produce chemicals with the potential to contaminate water supplies to disclose the health and environmental hazards of these chemicals. Although supported by both West Virginia Republicans, Rep. Maloney’s amendment failed on party lines by a vote of 187-231. Below are his remarks and a link to the video:
Jan 24, 2014 Press Release
One day before President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold his first telephone town hall this year on Monday, January 27 at 7:00 PM to discuss the “State of the Hudson Valley.” Rep. Maloney will discuss President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address and will answer constituent questions on issues important to folks in the Hudson Valley like the economy, healthcare, immigration, extending unemployment insurance, and increasing the minimum wage.
Nov 20, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) opposed H.R. 2728 which would prohibit any federal oversight of oil and gas drilling using fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands. H.R. 2728 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 234-187.
Oct 28, 2013 Press Release
One year after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined local officials to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and announce more than $2 billion in additional federal investments for New York State from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Earlier this year, HUD allocated approximately $1.7 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery to New York.
Jun 10, 2013 Press Release
At the invitation of Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck joined Maloney to visit three Superfund sites in the Hudson Valley to assess progress on the cleanup of contamination at these hazardous waste sites.
Apr 16, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today advocated for inclusion of his legislation, the National Dam Safety Act, into the Water Resources Development Act . Last week, Maloney introduced legislation to give communities the support they need to ensure dams have the highest safety standards. With thousands of dams across the country posing a serious risk to communities and families, The Dam Safety Act of 2013 addresses the growing safety concerns caused by our nation’s aging dam infrastructure by reauthorizing the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) which failed to be reauthorized last Congress.