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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Energy

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Issue Position: Gas Prices
Issue Position: Renewable Energy
Issue Position: Agriculture
June 30, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Ernest Moniz, Secretary of the Department of Energy- Support of the Use of Biomass Energy
May 7, 2015 EPA Must End RFS Uncertainty
Feb. 9, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Biodiesel Fuel Standards
Jan. 23, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken: USDA Now Accepting Applications for REAP Grants to Help Minnesota Farmers Lower Energy Costs, Boost Renewable Energy
Jan. 6, 2015 After Push from Klobuchar and Franken, Surface Transportation Board Will Require BNSF Railway Company to Submit Detailed Plan to Help Mitigate Future Coal Shortages
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Dec. 12, 2014 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy - Increase Investments in Community Wind Projects
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households
May 14, 2014 Durbin, Heitkamp Call For Federal Policies That Support Biodiesel Jobs & Production
May 12, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed Bipartisan Energy-Efficiency Bill Blocked Again on Senate Floor
April 4, 2014 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Fight to Lower Minnesotans' Energy Costs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
March 26, 2014 Senator Franken Says Extending Biodiesel Tax Credit Would Create Minnesota Jobs, Cut Nation's Dependence on Foreign Oil
March 21, 2014 Letter to Ron Wyden, Chairman Committee on Finance and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member Committee on Finance - Include Extensions of Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit for Wind Energy in Upcoming Tax-Extenders Package
March 10, 2014 Sen. Franken's Call for Increased Security for Power Grid Answered in Unprecedented Action by Top Energy Officials
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Acting Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Gerry Cauley, President & CEO North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Increased Security for National Power Grid
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to BNSF, Canadian Pacific - Bolster Propane Shipments to MN
Jan. 28, 2014 Sen. Franken Backs Gov. Dayton's Emergency Action on Propane Shortage
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Environmental Protection Agency - Revise Fuel Standards Proposal
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 18, 2013 Harkin, Bipartisan Group of Senators Meet with EPA Administrator McCarthy to Call for Changes to the Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 Rule
Dec. 16, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken Press for Increasing Investments in Clean Energy
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Max Baucus, Chair, and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, of the Senate Finance Committee - Clean Energy Tax Incentives Extension
Dec. 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Honored as Champion of Energy Efficiency Technology
Nov. 15, 2013 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Proposed Rule to Amend Renewable Fuel Standard for Economy and Energy Security
Nov. 14, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator Secretary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Director, Office of Management and Budget - Support Biodiesel
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to Senators Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran - Strong Energy Title in Farm Bill
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 13, 2013 Sen. Franken Fights to Keep Energy Costs Down for Northwest Minnesota Businesses, Families
Sept. 12, 2013 With Sen. Franken's Help, Minnesota Set to Grow Biomass & Timber Industries and Reduce Energy Costs
Sept. 12, 2013 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013
Aug. 6, 2013 Redwood Falls Gazette - Sen. Franken: Enacting a Five-Year Farm Bill is Vital to Keeping Our Farm Economy Strong
July 26, 2013 Sen. Franken Works to Strengthen Investments in Energy Efficient Technologies
June 20, 2013 Sen. Franken Introduces Energy Efficiency Bill to Create Jobs, Help Minnesotans Save Money on Energy
June 10, 2013 Sen. Franken Praises Senate Passage of Five-Year Farm Bill
May 21, 2013 Sen. Franken Pushes Energy Official for Answers on Spike in Minnesota's Gas Prices
May 8, 2013 Sen. Franken-Backed Bill to Promote Retrofitting Buildings Clears Key Hurdle
May 6, 2013 Sens. Harkin and Franken Introduce Energy Section of 2013 Farm Bill
March 5, 2013 Letter to Acting Secretary Wolin and Acting Commissioner Miller - Alternative Energy Tax Credits
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts - Energy Production
Dec. 20, 2012 Letter To Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts, Sens. Franken, Lugar Lead Bipartisan Call to Protect Energy Programs in Compromise Farm Bill
Dec. 12, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Master Limited Partnerships and Real Estate Investment Trusts
Dec. 7, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Restore Funding for LIHEAP
Dec. 3, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Oct. 25, 2012 Over $1.5 Million for MN Farmers and Rural Businesses to Boost Renewable Energy/Efficiency
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