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Paul Tonko's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Paul D. Tonko
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 20, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independence, Working Families for U.S. House - District 20
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 06/18/1949
Birth Place: Amsterdam, NY
Home City: Amsterdam, NY
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
June 18, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Butterfield and Price Press EPA Administrator for Stricter Standards on Coal Ash
May 28, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
May 8, 2014 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce - Hearing on National Climate Assessment
April 28, 2014 Committee Members Raise Concerns about Impact of "Chemicals in Commerce Act" on State Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations
April 3, 2014 Schumer, Tonko Praise Funding for Scotia Navy Depot in President's Budget -- Call For Senate & House to Fulfill Critical Funding Request
April 2, 2014 Letter to Mike Simpson, Chair, and James Moran, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies of the House Committee on Appropriations - Long Island Sound
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ken Calvert, Chairman and Jim Moran, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, of the Committee on Appropriations - Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
March 5, 2014 Tonko Votes for Bipartisan Flood Insurance Relief
Feb. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Reduce Super Pollutant Allowances
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides
Jan. 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Tier 3 Standards
Jan. 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency - Northeast Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a Model for the Nation
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Freedom Industries President Gary Southern - Regarding Chemicals Stored at the Elk River Facility
Jan. 22, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Strengthen Clean Water
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eastman Chemical Company Chief Executive Officer Mark Costa - Release Studies on Effects of MCHM
Jan. 13, 2014 Water Scarcity
Jan. 13, 2014 Letter to Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chair John Shimkus - Hearing on West Virginia Chemical Spill
Jan. 9, 2014 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act
Jan. 7, 2014 Jobs
Dec. 4, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Members of Congress Urge EPA Administrator McCarthy to Reduce Use of Harmful Climate Change-Causing Pollutant
Oct. 28, 2013 Safe Climate Caucus
Oct. 22, 2013 Letter to Senators Barbara Mikulski and Richard Shelby and Representatives Harold Rogers and Nita Lowey - Continue to Fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Sept. 10, 2013 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary Department of Interior - Safety and Environmental Requirements for Hydraulic Fracturing
Sept. 9, 2013 Congressman Tonko Releases Statement on GAO Review of EPA Pesticide Registration Program
Sept. 9, 2013 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman on Energy and Commerce - Developments in Fukushima Disaster
July 31, 2013 Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
July 25, 2013 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013
July 22, 2013 Safe Climate Caucus
July 8, 2013 Letter to Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus - Reiterate Request to EPA on Input on Coal Ash Legislation
June 25, 2013 Rep. Tonko Statement on President Obama's Climate Change Action Plan
June 18, 2013 Reps. Waxman and Tonko Release New Analysis of Flawed Coal Ash Legislation
June 12, 2013 Safe Climate Caucus
June 5, 2013 Energy & Environment News - Democrats Change Climate Message to Focus on Disaster Costs
June 4, 2013 Don't Let Another Hurricane Season Blow by without Climate Action
June 4, 2013 The Hill - Don't Let Another Hurricane Season Blow by Without Climate Action
June 4, 2013 Extreme Weather
May 22, 2013 Northern Route Approval Act
May 22, 2013 Letter to Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council of Environmental Quality, Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, Ennvironmental Protection Agency, and Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary, Civil Works Army - Clean Water Act
May 10, 2013 Letter to Honorable Sally Jewel, Secretary of Department of the Interior - Preserving the Environment
April 18, 2013 Safe Climate Caucus Members Speak Out on Urgent Need to Address Climate Change
April 17, 2013 Safe Climate Caucus
April 16, 2013 Letter to Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
April 15, 2013 E&E: EPA, Dems Open to Bill that Would Pre-Empt Agency's Forthcoming Rule
April 10, 2013 The Safe Climate Caucus
July 18, 2012 Congressman Tonko Named to Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power
July 12, 2012 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012
June 29, 2012 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Critical Truck Stop Safety Measure Included in Must-Pass Transportation Bildl
June 7, 2012 Introduction of the Hudson-Mohawk River Basin Act of 2012
April 25, 2012 Joint Hearing of the Investigations & Oversight Subcommittee and the Healthcare & Technology Subcommittee of the House Small Business Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - How the Report on Carcinogens Uses Science to Meet its Statutory Obligations, and its Impact on Small Business Jobs
March 16, 2012 Letter to Chairman Simpson and Ranking Member Moran, Members of the House Great Lakes Task Force
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