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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Date Title
Jan. 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Urge EPA To Take Further Action On Climate Change And Cut Methane Emissions
Dec. 15, 2015 President Obama Sending White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Visit Iron Range Hard Hit By Layoffs Stemming From Foreign Steel Dumping
Nov. 3, 2015 Letter to CEO's of Major Corporations - Don't Give Up on Congress in Climate Efforts
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sally Jewell, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior - End Sweetheart Deal for Coal Producers at Expense of Taxpayers
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Requesting an Update on Efforts to Implelemt the "Commission Guidance Regarding Disclosure Related to Climate Change"
Oct. 1, 2015 Letter to Assistant Secretary Darcy, Army Corps of Engineers - Protect Water Quality in Voyageurs National Park
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Arctic Drilling
Sept. 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Helps Offer Pathway to Cleaner Energy Future & Stronger Economy
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Companies - Climate Denial Efforts
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Reauthorize and Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 16, 2015 Letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and the Energy and Water Subcommitees - Call for Strongest Level of Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
Aug. 5, 2015 Sen. Franken Leads Resolution Backing Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
Aug. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken: Newly Announced Clean Power Plan Will Help Address Growing Threat of Climate Change
July 30, 2015 Sen. Franken's Job-Creating Energy Measures Pass as Part of Comprehensive Energy Committee Bill
July 20, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Renewable Fuel Standard
July 7, 2015 International Falls Journal - Minnesota Delegation Seeks Fishing Guide Fee Exemption
June 29, 2015 Letter to All State Governors - Input on National Energy Policy
May 29, 2015 Sen. Franken's Statement on New Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal
May 22, 2015 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Halting Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling
May 21, 2015 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Environmental Concerns with Trans Pacific Partnership
May 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken Continue Push to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
May 7, 2015 EPA Must End RFS Uncertainty
May 4, 2015 Senator Schatz, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote Preservation of Native Languages
April 14, 2015 Letter to the National Governors Assiciation - Advice When Considering Mitch McConnell's Letter
March 31, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change
March 2, 2015 Sens. Klobuchar, Franken Push Bipartisan Bill to Stop Spread of Invasive Carp in Great Lakes
Feb. 9, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Biodiesel Fuel Standards
Feb. 6, 2015 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan, Paulsen Renew Efforts to Improve North Country Scenic Trail Route in Minnesota and Boost State Tourism
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Estevan Lopez, Comissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation - Provide Crucial Funding for Lewis and Clark Water System
Nov. 24, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader, of the Senate - Funding Solution for LWCF
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Warm Air Furnace Regulations
Aug. 22, 2014 After Push From Klobuchar, Franken, McCollum, Ellison and Paulsen, Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Hennepin and Ramsey Counties
July 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Clarity Over the Clean Water Act
July 30, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Nolan Announce Nearly $1 Million for Lake Superior Coastal Program
July 22, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Administration Issues Disaster Declaration for Communities Impacted by Devastating Flooding
July 21, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz: Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses and Other Organizations Affected by Flooding in Rock, Murray, Nobles, and Pipestone Counties
July 16, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson, Walz Announce USDA Disaster Declaration for Rock and Adjacent Counties, Allowing Them to Be Considered for Emergency Assistance
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Major Disaster Declaration
July 3, 2014 Letter to Debra Crusoe, Minnesota State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency - Support Minnesota Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Flooding
June 18, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Keystone Pipeline Vote in Senate Energy Committee
June 12, 2014 Minnesota Lawmakers meet with Interior Secretary to Press the Administration to Complete Lewis and Clark Water System
June 11, 2014 Governor Dayton, Minnesota Congressional Delegation Meet with Secretary of the Interior to Push for Federal Funding for Lewis & Clark Water Project
May 27, 2014 Sen. Franken: New Conservation Program to Address Flooding, Improve Water Quality, Protect Wildlife in Red River Valley
May 27, 2014 Letter to Barbara Boxer, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and David Vitter, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works - Regarding Plan to Restore Great Lakes
May 22, 2014 Sen. Franken: Passage of Bipartisan Waterways Development Bill Critical To Minnesota Economic Future, Nation's Competitiveness
May 22, 2014 Letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Thomas P. Bostick, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers - Regarding Soo Locks Replacement Project
May 15, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson: Final Water Infrastructure Bill Authorizes Funding for Roseau Flood Project, Marsh Lake Restoration
May 14, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson: Final Water Infrastructure Bill Authorizes Funding for Roseau Flood Project, Marsh Lake Restoration
May 14, 2014 Durbin, Heitkamp Call For Federal Policies That Support Biodiesel Jobs & Production
April 9, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Strong Investment in Important Land Conservation Programs
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