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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Dec. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader; the Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader; the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House; the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Buy America Provision in Water Infrastructure Package
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the President-Elect Donald Trump - Drain the Swamp at EPA, DOE, DOI
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State, and the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Push for the Phasing Out of Hydroflurocarbons
Oct. 7, 2016 Sen. Franken Urges U.S. Climate Negotiators to Push for Significant Phase Down of Harmful Greenhouse Gas
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Offshore Drilling
July 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - McCaskill, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Obama Administration to Support Job-Creating Biodiesel Production
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs
July 12, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report--
June 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard
June 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Senators Urge Administration to Take New Fossil Fuel Leases Off the Table in Offshore Drilling Plan
May 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of the Interior - Priorities for Reforming Federal Coal Leasing Program
April 29, 2016 Letter to McConnell and Reid - Deliver Critical Payments to Rural Counties
April 27, 2016 Letter to Robert Kaplan, Acting Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 5 - Set and Maintain Highest Standards for Round Lake Remediation
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement
April 21, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 21, 2016 Brainerd Dispatch - Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Introduce Land Swap Bill for Voyageurs National Park
April 20, 2016 Sen. Franken: Senate-Passed Energy Bill a Bipartisan Compromise That Will Support Clean Energy & Help Create Jobs
April 19, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
April 19, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar and Nolan Introduce Measure to Streamline Voyageurs National Park Land Management
April 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Daniel M. Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Fighting to Preserve Historic "Duck Stamp" Program
April 1, 2016 Menendez, Booker Join Colleagues, Former Members of Congress in Filing Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan
March 18, 2016 Letter to Lisa Murkowski, Chairman and Tom Udall, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - National Parks Maintenance Backlog
Feb. 2, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Jan. 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Urge EPA To Take Further Action On Climate Change And Cut Methane Emissions
Jan. 12, 2016 Sen. Franken's Response to 2016 State of the Union Address
Dec. 16, 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement
Dec. 16, 2015 In Senate Speech, Sen. Franken Praises Momentous International Climate Change Agreement
Dec. 15, 2015 President Obama Sending White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Visit Iron Range Hard Hit By Layoffs Stemming From Foreign Steel Dumping
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to CEO's of Major Corporations - Don't Give Up on Congress in Climate Efforts
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior - End Sweetheart Deal for Coal Producers at Expense of Taxpayers
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Requesting an Update on Efforts to Implelemt the "Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change"
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to Assistant Secretary Darcy, Army Corps of Engineers - Protect Water Quality in Voyageurs National Park
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Arctic Drilling
Sept. 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Offer Pathway to Cleaner Energy Future & Stronger Economy
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Companies - Climate Denial Efforts
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Reauthorize and Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 16, 2015 Letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and the Energy and Water Subcommitees - Call for Strongest Level of Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
Aug. 5, 2015 Sen. Franken Leads Resolution Backing Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Newly Announced Clean Power Plan Will Help Address Growing Threat of Climate Change
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Job-Creating Energy Measures Pass as Part of Comprehensive Energy Committee Bill
July 20, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Renewable Fuel Standard
July 7, 2015 International Falls Journal - Minnesota Delegation Seeks Fishing Guide Fee Exemption
June 29, 2015 Letter to All State Governors - Input on National Energy Policy
May 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on New Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal
May 22, 2015 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Halting Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling
May 21, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Environmental Concerns with Trans Pacific Partnership
May 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Continue Push to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
May 7, 2015 EPA Must End RFS Uncertainty
May 4, 2015 Senator Schatz, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote Preservation of Native Languages
April 14, 2015 Letter to the National Governors Assiciation - Advice When Considering Mitch McConnell's Letter
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