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Tonko, SEEC and Electrification Caucus Showcase Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles on Capitol Hill

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) and the bicameral Electrification Caucus partnered to showcase the market readiness and diverse technology available to accelerate the transition to medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs). This event corresponds with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)…

Tonko Praises EPA Announcement Limiting Power Plant Pollution

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Rep. Paul Tonko

 WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement for new rules limiting carbon pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants under its authority from Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. This announcement follows a March 2023 letter led by Tonko and others urging EPA Administrator Michael…

Tonko, Huffman, King Introduce Bill Driving Floating Solar Development

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PDT Cohoes Floating Solar

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Senator Angus King (I-ME) today introduced in the House and Senate the POWER our Reservoirs Act (Protect our Waters and Expand Renewables on our Reservoirs Act), legislation that would advance clean energy production and drought protection at America’s federal water reservoirs. “We must use every…

Tonko Floor Statement Opposing HR 1

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) delivered a statement on the House floor today strongly opposing the GOP bill, H.R. 1. His full floor statement can be viewed HERE or read below as prepared for delivery. M. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 1, the Polluters Over People Act. When House Democrats had an opportunity to bring an H.R. 1 to the floor, it was to protect…

Tonko Re-selected to Lead Environment Committee

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) has again been selected to serve on key House subcommittees focused on energy and environmental issues. Anchored by his role as Ranking Member of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Minerals, Tonko will also serve on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security,…

Tonko Cheers Proposals for Offshore Wind Development in Capital Region

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) celebrated the announcement today by offshore wind developers and manufacturers that have submitted bids for New York’s third and most recent offshore wind solicitation. If these proposals are selected, manufacturers will be empowered to create more good paying jobs in the Capital Region, drive key innovations, and help secure New York’s…

Tonko Announces $3 Million+ in Grants for Capital Region Parks

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ALBANY, NY – Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today the awarding of three grants totaling $3,086,565 from the National Park Service’s (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support critical upgrades at John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville and Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs.  These awards include $1,150,000 for wastewater improvements at Thacher…

Tonko Heralds Passage of Historic Inflation Reduction Act

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, transformational legislation that delivers on Democrats’ promise to fight inflation and cut costs for consumers all while taking the most aggressive action in history to combat the crisis of climate change and drive clean energy advancements. As Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate…

Tonko Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko shared a statement following the agreement announced between Senator Schumer and Manchin last night on the Inflation Reduction Act that would address climate change and lower costs for Americans: “Last night’s news is a bright spark of hope in our fight against the climate crisis. “The Inflation Reduction Act would be the most significant action…

Tonko Statement on Manchin Refusal to Address Climate in Reconciliation

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today released a statement following Senator Manchin’s assertion that he will not support climate and energy provisions as part of Democrat’s reconciliation package: “To say I am frustrated by the news last night does not do this feeling justice. I’m furious. “By tanking the climate provisions in reconciliation, Senator Manchin has destroyed our…

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