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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Energy

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Senator Franken announced his resignation from the US Senate on December 7, 2017. He stated that he will formally vacate his seat in the coming weeks.
Date Title
Nov. 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the DOI - Oppose Delay of BLM Waste Prevention Rule, Save Taxpayer Money and Protect Public Health
Oct. 17, 2017 Letter to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Cantwell, Colleagues To FERC: Reject Perry's Radical Proposed Rule
Sept. 26, 2017 Sens. Franken, Heinrich Propose Measure to Create Jobs by Modernizing America's Energy Infrastructure
Sept. 25, 2017 Sens. Franken, Heinrich Propose Measure to Create Jobs by Modernizing America's Energy Infrastructure
Sept. 15, 2017 Letter to Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative - Senators to Lighthizer: Engage Brazil on Unfair Ethanol Tariff
Aug. 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Revision of Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program
July 11, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senate Democrats Urge President Trump to Implement Rules that Limit Natural Gas Waste and Safeguard Public Health
July 5, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard Targets
June 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Act on Russian Cyber Intrusions to U.S. Energy Infrastructure
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Colleagues Oppose Proposal To Auction Off DOE Transmission Assets
June 1, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on President Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Climate Agreement
May 26, 2017 Sen. Warner Cosponsors Legislation to Boost Public Participation at FERC
May 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - We Expect No Less Than Full Compliance With The Law
May 8, 2017 Sen. Franken: Trade Judgement against Foreign Biodiesel Cheats is Good News for Minnesota Farm Economy
April 27, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Protect Coastlines from Offshore Oil Drilling
April 27, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Protect Coastlines from Offshore Oil Drilling
March 21, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Colleagues Slam Trump's Department of the Interior Budget
March 8, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Restore Quorum at FERC by Nominating Both Republicans and Democrats to the Commission
March 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the U.S. - Regarding Decision to Not Require American Steel In Keystone Pipeline
Feb. 15, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Colleagues Urge Trump to Boost Funding for Heating Assistance & Weatherization Programs
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
Feb. 3, 2017 Sen. Franken, Congresswoman Meng Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" The Health Care They Need
Feb. 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Chairman Murkowski, and Ranking Member Cantwell - Regarding BLM Rule that Prevents Natural Gas Waste, Safeguards Health and Economic Growth
Feb. 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Chairman Murkowski, and Ranking Member Cantwell - Regarding BLM Rule that Prevents Natural Gas Waste, Safeguards Health and Economic Growth
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the President-Elect Donald Trump - Drain the Swamp at EPA, DOE, DOI
Nov. 18, 2016 Following Efforts from Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Nolan, Department of Energy Approves Great Northern Transmission Line
Oct. 28, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Nolan, Emmer Announce Over $14.6 Million to Help Minnesota Farmers Lower Energy Costs, Boost Renewable Energy
Oct. 27, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken Announce Over $100 Million in Critical Heating Assistance for Minnesota Seniors and Families
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Offshore Drilling
Sept. 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Administrator of the the Food and Drug Administration - Ban Electronic Shock Devices
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 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs
July 12, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report--
July 12, 2016 Heller Supports Bipartisan Bill To Create Tax Credit For Energy Storage
June 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Establish a Strong Renewable Fuel Standard
June 10, 2016 Sen. Franken Says EU Trade Ruling on U.S. Produced Ethanol is Big Victory for Minnesota Farmers, Rural Communities
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 18, 2016 KEYC Mankato - Ag-state Senators Cool to EPA's Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2017
May 18, 2016 Sen. Franken's Statement on the Proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard Targets
May 12, 2016 For First Time Ever, Senate Approves Funding for Tribal Loan Program Championed by Sen. Franken
April 23, 2016 Star Tribune - Sen. Franken Measure to Get Loans to Indian Country Garners Bipartisan Love
April 21, 2016 After Hard Work from Sen. Franken, Loan Program That Would Help Minnesota's Tribal Economies One Step Closer to Reality
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
March 28, 2016 Letter to Barrack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Nuclear Materials Out of the Hands of Terrorists
March 28, 2016 Letter to Administrator McCarthy - Urging EPA to Release Strong Renewable Fuel Standard to Support Homegrown Ethanol Production
Feb. 25, 2016 After Efforts from Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken, and Nolan, White House Announces New Actions To Crack Down On Illegal Steel Dumping
Feb. 2, 2016 Energy Efficency Standards
Feb. 2, 2016 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
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