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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
April 9, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Strong Investment in Important Land Conservation Programs
March 14, 2014 After Passing Senate, Sens. Franken, Klobuchar, & Rep. Nolan's Land Exchange Bill Set to Become Law
March 14, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works - Great Lakes Asian Carp
March 5, 2014 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken, and Rep. Peterson: Army Corps to Fund Completion of Roseau Flood Project This Year
March 4, 2014 Sen. Franken: Lewis and Clark Water Project to See Additional $5.2 Million in 2014
Feb. 5, 2014 After Push from Minnesota Lawmakers and Governor Dayton, Administration Takes Action to Make It Easier to Transport Additional Propane to Minnesota and Other Areas Affected by Ongoing Propane Shortage
Feb. 4, 2014 Senator Says Bill Protects Wildlife Habitat and State's Important Water Resources
Jan. 31, 2014 Letter to Michael Connor, Commissioner, US Bureau of Reclamation - Resources for Lewis and Clark
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Revise Fuel Standards Proposal
Nov. 15, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Proposed Rule to Amend Renewable Fuel Standard for Economy and Energy Security
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy, Department of Army - Asian Carp
Sept. 13, 2013 Sen. Franken Fights to Keep Energy Costs Down for Northwest Minnesota Businesses, Families
July 25, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Bachmann, Ellison, Walz, Paulsen, Nolan Announce Disaster Declaration for 18 Minnesota Counties to Assist Storm Cleanup Efforts
July 23, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama, President of the United States - Cimate Change Effect on Great Lakes
July 9, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Protect Minnesota Timber Industry
June 26, 2013 Sen. Franken Applauds President's Speech on Climate Change
June 18, 2013 Letter to Commissioner Michael Connor, Bureau of Reclamation - Rural Water Project
April 30, 2013 Letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Demetrios Marantis and Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce Rebecca Blank - Requesting Scrutiny of European Commission Ethanol Imports Decision
April 22, 2013 Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 --Motion to Proceed
April 11, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers from Potentially Harmful Chemicals in their Homes
March 23, 2013 Sen. Franken: Senate-Passed Budget Plan Reins in Spending, Grows Minnesota's Economy
March 20, 2013 Sen. Franken Makes Progress on Lewis & Clark Water Project in Senate Budget
March 5, 2013 Letter to Acting Secretary Wolin and Acting Commissioner Miller - Alternative Energy Tax Credits
Feb. 20, 2013 Letter to Acting Administrator Perciasepe - Environmental Health
Feb. 15, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Paulsen, Walz, Nolan Introduce Legislation To Fight Spread Of Asian Carp
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to Mr. Jeffrey D. Zients
Nov. 30, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Oct. 4, 2012 EPA Awards Grant to Protect Women and Children from Mercury in Lake Superior Fish
Sept. 6, 2012 Letter to Mr. James Hess, Bureau of Reclamation
July 9, 2012 Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
June 13, 2012 Landmark Bill Cracking Down on Waste, Fraud in Wartime Contracting Gains Bipartisan Support
May 11, 2012 Letter to Senate Conferees
May 9, 2012 Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
March 8, 2012 Letter to Jeffrey Zients, Acting Director and Deputy Director for Management
May 25, 2011 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken, Reps. Peterson, McCollum Announce Federal Disaster Declaration for 13 Additional Counties and Red Lake Nation
April 26, 2011 What Minnesota Knows About Clean Energy (And How We Can Explain It To Washington)
March 30, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States
March 15, 2011 Letter To The Honorable Craig Fugate, Administrator Of The Federal Emergency Management Agency
March 2, 2011 Daily Globe - Adding Some Rural Common Sense to Federal Rules
March 2, 2011 Argus Leader - Sen. Al Franken Seeks to Boost Pipeline
Feb. 16, 2011 Sen. Franken Joins Effort to Protect Rural Minnesota Farms and Businesses from Possible Federal Dust Regulations
Feb. 16, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
Aug. 12, 2010 Franken's Investigation Request Leads To Enbridge's Pipeline Restart Denial
Aug. 2, 2010 Franken Calls For Full Investigation Into Enbridge Oil Spill
July 31, 2010 Duluth News Tribune - Franken Calls for Investigation of Enbridge's Michigan Oil Spill
July 30, 2010 Letter to Cynthia L. Quarterman Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
July 21, 2010 Letter to Majority Leader Reid
June 29, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States
June 24, 2010 Letter To President Barack Obama
June 22, 2010 Franken Announces Roseau Officials Will Use Disaster Expertise To Help Wadena's Tornado Recovery
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