Energy and Environment
We can’t compete in a 21st century economy with a 20th century energy policy. We need to develop a national energy policy focused on two goals: 1) becoming a global leader in domestic energy production and alternative energy technology and 2) properly responding to climate change. For this reason, I am proud to be a member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition.
Increasing sustainable energy production isn’t just good for the environment; it’s good for the economy. Just as the global economy in the 20th century was profoundly shaped by oil and gas production, the nations that provide new energy solutions that reflect the realities of climate change will thrive in the 21st century. With a skilled workforce and a growing green energy sector along the I-270 corridor, Maryland is well-positioned to be a part of our national alternative energy sector.
We must support funding for research and development for alternative energy and provide adequate funding to the Army Corps of Engineers, who help build and maintain our energy infrastructure. I am a cosponsor of multiple pieces of legislation which encourage further development of alternative energy sectors in the United States.
As the 113th Congress moves forward, I will continue to advocate for a comprehensive national energy policy that realizes the promise and potential of clean energy and energy independence.
More on Energy and Environment
WASHINGTON – Today, the White House announced that 81 major American companies will sign the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. The pledge establishes an ongoing commitment to climate action and includes reducing emissions, increasing investment in low-carbon energy sources and increased use of sustainable practices.
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed an amendment authored by Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) highlighting the importance of investing in clean energy technology. The Delaney amendment was adopted by a voice vote and was added to legislation (H.R. 702) that lifts the ban on oil exports. Delaney voted against the overall legislation, which was opposed by leading environmental groups, but offered the amendment to improve the bill to better reflect the country’s energy and environmental needs.
GERMANTOWN – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) held a Climate Action Workshop Tuesday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Over 160 Marylanders attended the workshop, which featured an audience panel discussion with representatives from the United States Navy, federal government and leading environmental organizations, including Rear Admiral Jonathan White, the Director of the U.S. Navy’s Climate Change Task Force.
Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, threatening job growth, national security, and the health of our families. Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) will host a Climate Action Workshop Tuesday August 25 in Germantown. The event is open to the public.
The workshop will take place at the BlackRock Center for the Arts (12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown MD) on Tuesday, August 25, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
WASHINGTON – The White House and the Environmental Protection Agency have released the final version of the Administration’s Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants. The new environmental protections call for 2005 levels of carbon dioxide emissions to be reduced by 32% by 2030.
WASHINGTON – Today, Pope Francis released a papal-encyclical titled, “Laudato Si, On the Care of Our Common Home” on climate change. The encyclical states that “climate change is a global problem with grave implications.” The encyclical states that human action is contributing to climate change and urges the world’s governments to act.
CUMBERLAND – On Friday, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) joined local leaders and officials in Cumberland, Maryland, for a walk of the Greater Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail and to visit the site of a local trail infrastructure project. Saturday, June 6, is National Trails Day, celebrating and promoting the importance of public trails in the United States.
WASHINGTON – Numerous organizations have expressed their support for Congressman John K. Delaney’s (MD-6) Tax Pollution, Not Profits Act, legislation that reduces carbon pollution and combats climate change in a pro-growth, economically responsible manner. The Partnership for Responsible Growth, Environmental Defense Fund Action and the Union of Concerned Scientists have all issued statements of support, as has Adele Morris, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project at Brookings.
WASHINGTON –Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has filed legislation to reduce carbon pollution and combat climate change in a pro-growth, economically responsible manner that helps working families. Delaney’s legislation offers a new approach, combining efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with a reduction in the corporate tax rate and a new program to help impacted coal workers.
WASHINGTON – On Earth Day, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) announces that he will introduce new legislation this spring designed to respond to the global crisis of climate change in a fiscally-responsible way that ensures that middle class families don’t pay the price for pollution. Delaney’s legislation is a unique solution to the environmental and economic costs of climate change in that it reduces the corporate tax rate and creates a new aid program for coal workers.