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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, GAO - Examine Pruitt's Science Advisory Board Double Standard
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
Nov. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, U.S. Department of Commerce - Sen. Franken Renews Call on Trump Administration To Maintain Scientific Integrity in National Climate Assessment Update
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Colleagues Urge EPA to Show Their Work on Clean Power Plan Repeal
Oct. 17, 2017 Senators Fight to Stop Republican Effort to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling
Oct. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Senators Urge EPA to Abandon Effort to Undermine Biodiesel Production
Oct. 5, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Renewable Fuel Standards
Sept. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Senators Call on Pruitt to Enforce Methane Rule
Aug. 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Revision of Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Mr. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Paris Climate Agreement Renegotiation
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 1, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on President Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Climate Agreement
May 24, 2017 Letter to the President Donald Trump - Paris Climate Agreement
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Richard Shelby and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Lisa Murkowski and Tom Udall, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy Program
April 27, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Protect Coastlines from Offshore Oil Drilling
April 26, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Executive Order Threatening National Monuments
April 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5 of the EPA
April 10, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Restore Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President, and the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Army Corps of Engineers' Draft Proposal to Stop Spread of Asian Carp
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies and the Hon. Tom Udall, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies - Designate $154 Million To EPA Brownfields Program In Fiscal Year 2018
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Democrats Question Pruitt on EPA's Plan to Address Carbon Pollution without the Clean Power Plan
April 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - National Sea Grant College Program
March 30, 2017 Sen. Franken's Measure to Execute Federal Agency Land Transfer Within Voyageurs National Park Approved by Key Senate Panel
March 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chairman Cochran and the Vice Chairman Leahy - Regarding Proposed EPA Cuts That Would Threaten America's Clean Air and Water
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Information Regarding Carl Icahn's Role In Any Concluded Or Ongoing Discussions Concerning The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) At The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
March 13, 2017 Letter to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA - Expressing Concern about Administration's Reported 97 Percent Cut to Great Lakes Funding
March 7, 2017 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Catherine McCabe, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Senators Lodge Concerns About Icahn's Control Of Renewable Fuel Standard
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator - Regarding Recusal of Personal Lawsuits Brought Against the EPA
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
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 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 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement
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
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