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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 22, 2017 Citizens Campaign For the Environment, Joined By Congressman Brian Higgins & Several Western New York Environmental Organizations Rally To "Save the EPA"
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State - Canadian Nuclear Storage Facility Near Lake Huron
May 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Suspend Transport Of Radioactive Liquid In New York State Until Thorough Environmental Impact Statement Is Conducted
April 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Emphasizing Support for the Federal Programs that Support Iconic Bodies of Water
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Provide Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Feb. 16, 2017 Higgins: A Dismantling or Elimination of the EPA would be Devastating to Western New York
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Prioritize Great Lakes Protection and Promotion
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada - Nuclear Waste Repository in Ontario, Canada
Oct. 4, 2016 Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Launches Restoration Effort In Gill Creek
July 26, 2016 Higgins Welcomes Release of Environmental Assessment for Robert Moses Parkway North Project, Calling it a Major Milestone in Removal of the Elevated Highway
July 14, 2016 Higgins Wins Approval for Amendment Protecting Great Lakes from Future Attempts to Divert Water
July 13, 2016 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
June 30, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA - Urging EPA to Update Lead & Copper Rule
May 25, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
April 26, 2016 Higgins Announces House Approval of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On the Paris Climate Agreement
April 13, 2016 Higgins Says Greater Investment Needed in Radioactive Site Clean-up
April 1, 2016 Menendez, Booker Join Colleagues, Former Members of Congress in Filing Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama's Clean Power Plan
March 18, 2016 Higgins Asks Feds to Keep Highly Enriched Uranium Shipments out of Western New York
March 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - On the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Feb. 25, 2016 On Great Lakes Day Higgins Fights for Great Lakes Funding on House Floor
Feb. 24, 2016 Support Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Jan. 7, 2016 Department of Energy to Import Highly Enriched Liquid Nuclear Waste
Jan. 6, 2016 Higgins Pushes Back on Department of Energy Attempts to Move Forward with Nuclear Waste Transport Without Proper Review
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Waterfront
Dec. 8, 2015 Higgins Announces Approval of "Microbead-Free Waters Act" in the House of Representatives
Oct. 22, 2015 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Oct. 7, 2015 USACE Awards contract for Unity Island Aquatic and Riparian Invasive Species Management and Habitat Restoration Project
Sept. 25, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Land and Water Conservation Fund
Sept. 16, 2015 Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Plans for Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Sept. 15, 2015 With $169 Million in Improvements Along the Buffalo River Underway & Complete, Higgins Outlines Next Steps for Buffalo's Waterfront
June 25, 2015 Higgins Announces National Science Foundation Award to Support University at Buffalo Research following Nepal Earthquake
June 24, 2015 House Passes Bill With Higgins' Amendment Requiring Risk Assessment of Proposed Nuclear Waste Transport Across Peace Bridge
May 26, 2015 Higgins Previews Buffalo Harbor State Park
May 20, 2015 Higgins Wins Approval For Amendment to Require a Risk Assessment Prior to Planned Transport of Liquid Uranium Across Border
May 11, 2015 Federal & State Governments Reach Legal Agreement with Tonawanda Coke
April 21, 2015 Higgins Announces Legislation to Protect the Great Lakes, Update Water Infrastructure
March 16, 2015 Letter to Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, and Betty McCollum, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Jan. 16, 2015 Dave Majewski's Work on Urban Habitat Project Earns EPA Honors
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Great Lakes
Jan. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Robert Moses Parkway
Dec. 18, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents and Businesses Impacted By Winter Storm and Flooding
Dec. 15, 2014 Senator Gillibrans & Congressman Higgins Announce Congress Passes Measure Reauthorizing Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Dec. 10, 2014 The Great Lakes
Dec. 9, 2014 Higgins Announces Approval of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act
Dec. 9, 2014 FEMA Aid for Western New York
Dec. 4, 2014 Senator Gillibrand & Congressman Higgins Announce House Approval of Measure Reauthorizing Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Nov. 24, 2014 Higgins Tours Impacted Areas
Nov. 24, 2014 Letter to Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration - Western New York Snowstorms
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