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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
March 23, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro and Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound
March 23, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand, Blumenthal, Murphy, Zeldin & Delauro Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect & Restore Long Island Sound
March 15, 2017 Larson, Murphy, Esty, Blumenthal Reintroduce Wild & Scenic Bill to Protect Lower Farmington River
March 15, 2017 Letter to Administrator Scott Pruitt - Strongly Opposing Any Cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency's Long Island Sound Geographic Program in the President's FY2018 Budget Request to Congress
March 7, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Trump Administration Must Protect Strong Auto Emission Standards
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt - Regarding Recusal of Personal Lawsuits Brought Against the EPA
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt - Recuse Yourself from Participating Personally and Substantially in Any Matter Related to the Litigation that you Pursued as the Attorney General of Oklahoma for the Entirety of Your Tenure at the Environmental Protection Agency
Feb. 16, 2017 Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Demand Scott Pruitt Recuse Himself From All Issues Related to Lawsuits He Brought Against the EPA to Overturn or Weaken Clean Air and Water Pollution Rules
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Chairman Murkowski, and Ranking Member Cantwell - Protect the BLM Rule That Prevents Natural Gas Waste, Safeguards Health and Economic Growth
Jan. 18, 2017 Blumenthal to Ross: Use Authority to Fix Broken, Byzantine Rules That Hurt Connecticut's Fisherman
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce - Withdraw Rule Decreasing Catch Limits of Fish Species
Jan. 10, 2017 Blumenthal, Markey Statement on Volkswagen $3.4 Billion Criminal Penalty
Dec. 16, 2016 Blumenthal: FRA Plan to Route Rail Through Old Lyme is "Dead on Arrival" but Investments in New Haven-Harford-Springfield Line and Existing Track Upgrades are Welcome
Dec. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Carolyn N. Lerner - Regarding Investigation After Trump Transition Waves Off Reported Attempts to Discriminate Against Federal Employees
Dec. 10, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Bring Critical Resources to Flint Water Crisis and National Water Infrastructure
Dec. 7, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on the Nomination of Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA
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
Nov. 16, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Federal EPA Grants for Community Organizations Working to Protect Long Island Sound
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
Oct. 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support for Final Designation of Open-Water Disposal Sites
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Offshore Drilling
Sept. 22, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Whitehouse Introduce Green Bank Act to Support Clean Energy Initiatives
Sept. 22, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, Himes Announce Nearly $500,000 for the Maritime Aquarium to Address Climate Change
Sept. 8, 2016 After Extended Drought, Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Announce Federal Disaster Aid for Windham County Farmers
Aug. 4, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Urges President Obama to Designate New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts as First Ever Atlantic Marine National Monument
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 Conferees of the Energy Policy Modernization Act Conference Committe - Esty, Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson Continue Push for Lower Farmington River Wild & Scenic Designation
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs
July 20, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Himes, Esty Announce $2.9 Million in Federal Grants to Protect Naugatuck Valley Families from Lead Poisoning
July 18, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - Connecticut And Rhode Island Congressional Delegations Write To EPA In Support Of Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site
July 14, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro, Larson, Esty Applaud More Than $600,000 in Federal Funding to Clean Up Contaminated Brownfield Sites in Economically Disadvantaged Communities on Connecticut
July 14, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Maine Congressional Delegation Calls for Continued Public Engagement on Draft Northeast Ocean Plan
July 12, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report--
July 8, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Praises EPA Final Rule For Use Of The Central And Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites
July 7, 2016 Schatz, Blumenthal, Wyden, Merkley, Booker Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Reduce Food Waste
June 28, 2016 In Wake of DHS Report, Blumenthal, Schumer, Gillibrand, Murphy Renew Call to Protect Plum Island
June 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of Commerce - Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 14, 2016 Letter to David Smith, Acting Inspector General for the US Department of Commerce - Blumenthal, Murphy, Courtney Call for Inspector General Investigation into Unfair Quotas that Threaten Connecticut Fishing Industry
June 13, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty, Stewart Announce $3.4 million Federal Grant to Prevent Lead Poisoning in New Britain
June 8, 2016 Blumenthal Statement Following Senate Passage of Toxic Chemical Reform Law
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 20, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds $1.2 Million In Federal EPA Grants For Brownfields Clean-Up
May 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary, U.S. Department of State, and The Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior - Concern Over Canadian Offshore Drilling Next to Georges Bank in North Atlantic
May 5, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, Esty Statement On Agreement Between Fuelcell Energy And Exxonmobil To Pursue Novel Technology In Carbon Capture
April 29, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Applauds House Committee Passing Legislation Intended To Prevent The Sale Of Plum Island
April 28, 2016 Courtney, Murphy, Blumenthal Statement On EPA Proposal For An Eastern Long Island Sound Dredging Site
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement
April 1, 2016 Menendez, Booker Join Colleagues, Former Members of Congress in Filing Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan
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