Energy & Environment

Larsen Applauds $24.2 Million for Northwest Washington Fish Passage Projects

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Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, announced a total of $24.2 million in recommended funding for three Tribal projects to remove and replace fish barrier culverts and restore access to healthy habitat for migratory fish, including endangered salmon populations, in Northwest Washington.

Larsen Requests More Than $42 Million for 15 Local Projects in Fiscal Year 2025 Spending Bill

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) requested $42,399,656 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2025 spending bill. Larsen submitted the requests to the House Appropriations Committee as the Committee begins work on legislation to fund the federal government.

Larsen Applauds Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the lead Democrat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, applauded House passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation infrastructure and safety programs for five years. The bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed…

Larsen Applauds $1 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant to Improve Fuel Infrastructure at Friday Harbor Airport

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FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $1,000,001 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant funding to the Port of Friday Harbor to improve the existing fuel farm at Friday Harbor Airport (FHR). The port will use the funding to add a supplemental tank for Jet A fuel and install a larger 12,500-gallon AvGas fuel tank. FAA awarded the funding through the…

Larsen: $16 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant Helps Make Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Cleaner and Greener

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This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA) awarded a $16 million grant to the Northwest Seaport Alliance to help reduce truck air pollution near the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The grant funding comes from the Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Grant Program (RTEPF), which was created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to…

Larsen Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Migratory Bird Protection Bill

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) applauded House passage of the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Larsen, Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27), David Joyce (OH-14) and Mary Peltola (AK-At Large) to reauthorize and improve the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), the only federal grant initiative to promote the conservation of migratory birds.

Larsen Secures $19.3 Million for Fifteen Local Projects in Fiscal Year 2024 Spending Package

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Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) secured a total of $19,326,729 for fifteen local projects in the Fiscal Year 2024 spending package that local elected officials and community leaders identified as critical to their communities.

Larsen and Strickland Applaud Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Modernize Washington Airport Terminals

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded a total of $12.4 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant funding to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Spokane International Airport (GEG) to modernize the airports’ terminals. DOT awarded the funding through the Airport Terminal Program (ATP), which is one of three aviation initiatives established under the BIL.

Larsen: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is Delivering Cleaner and Greener School Buses to Everett and South Whidbey School Districts

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $11,148,500 in Clean School Bus grant funding to the Moving Washington’s School Bus Fleet Towards Clean Energy project. The project aims to purchase 33 new electric school buses for 17 school districts in Washington state, including Everett School District and South Whidbey School District.

Mount Vernon Awarded $12.5 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant to Install 78 Electric Vehicle Charging Ports at Library Commons

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MOUNT VERNON, WA – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the City of Mount Vernon a $12.5 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant to install 78 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports downtown at the Mount Vernon Library Commons. The grant funding comes from DOT’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program, which was established under the Bipartisan…