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Tonko Condemns SCOTUS Ruling Drastically Limiting EPA’s Clean Air Act Authority

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today denounced the Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. EPA that hamstrings the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to set the strong standards needed to cut carbon pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. “With each passing day, the radical Supreme Court makes ever clearer how far they have fallen,” Congressman Tonko said. “Today’s ...

Tonko Heralds $257 Million for New York to Reduce Carbon Pollution

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AMSTERDAM, NY—In celebration of Earth Day, Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced more than $257 million in funding to be delivered to New York over the next 5 years for investments in clean transportation and climate-friendly infrastructure for New York State. This funding will be administered under the Federal Highway Administration’s Carbon Reduction Program, created by the historic Bipartisan Inf...

Tonko, McKinley Introduce Bill to Drive Clean Hydrogen Development

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and David B. McKinley (R-WV) today announced the introduction of the Clean Hydrogen Deployment Act of 2021, legislation that would strengthen American competitiveness and address climate change by incentivizing use of low-emissions hydrogen. “Throughout my time in Congress, I have pushed to advance meaningful legislation that will tackle climate ...

Tonko Lauds Advance of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill & Build Back Better Agreement

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted tonight to advance the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan legislation critical to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda that includes investments to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure including roads, bridges and ports, and make investments to protect drinking water and develop clean energy. Tonko also cheered the agreement to...

Tonko Statement on Build Back Better Agenda

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko released the following statement today about efforts in Congress to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda: “Throughout my entire career, I have been working towards and preparing for the opportunity to enact meaningful, transformative climate legislation that delivers for the people. With President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, that opportunit...

Tonko Hosts EPA Administrator Regan on Visit to Capital Region

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, welcomed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan to the Capital Region this week to attend a series of events showcasing key priorities the Congressman has championed on clean water infrastructure, scientific integrity and environmental justice. “De...

Tonko Announces $1.5 Million Awarded to GE Research to Remove Carbon Emissions

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, today cheered just-announced news that GE Research will receive $1,499,998 from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund research into carbon dioxide removal technology. This funding will help develop the tools necessary to meet the goal set by the Biden-Harris Administration of n...

Tonko, Castor Introduce Legislation to Electrify Households, Create Jobs & Lower Energy Bills

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WASHINGTON—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) just introduced the Zero-Emission Homes Act, a bill that would provide rebates for the purchase and installation of electric appliances and equipment in single-family homes and multifamily buildings, with additional support for low- and moderate-income households. “Decarbonizing our homes is one of the key challenges we will...

Tonko Delivers Big Wins in House Budget Package to Spur Investments in U.S. Clean Energy & Innovation Economy

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, one of only a handful of engineers in Congress, cheered House passage today of Fiscal Year 2022 budget legislation that features provisions Tonko has long championed that will raise the bar of U.S. energy efficiency, strengthen our national electric vehicle infrastructure and drive pioneering scientific research and innovation. “If we as a nation do not want t...

Tonko Delivers Big Wins in House Budget Package to Spur Investments in U.S. Clean Energy & Innovation Economy

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, one of only a handful of engineers in Congress, cheered House passage today of Fiscal Year 2022 budget legislation that features provisions Tonko has long championed that will raise the bar of U.S. energy efficiency, strengthen our national electric vehicle infrastructure and drive pioneering scientific research and innovation. “If we as a nation do not want t...

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