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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 3, 2017 Senators Introduce Bill to Boost Next-Generation Hydro Power
April 27, 2017 Merkley, Sanders, Markey, Booker Introduce Landmark Legislation to Transition United States to 100% Clean and Renewable Energy
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 the President - Condemn Trump Executive Order Threatening National Monuments
April 12, 2017 Letter to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairman Durbin - Boost Funding to Decontaminate lead-taintd National Guard Armories and Readiness Centers
April 11, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Don't Reverse National Monument Designations
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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Conflicts of Interest Regarding Clean Power Plan
March 29, 2017 Merkley, Wyden Join Colleagues in Effort to Overturn Anti-Climate Executive Order
March 28, 2017 Senators push back on Trump's reopening of Coal Leasing on Public Lands reintroduce "Keep it in the Ground" Act
March 28, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Concerns Regarding Your Energy Independence Executive Order
March 24, 2017 Merkley Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline
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 21, 2017 Letter to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairman Leahy - Extreme Concern Over the Drastic Cuts President Trump Proposted in FY2018 Funding for the Environmental Protection Agency
March 8, 2017 Wyden, Merkley, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
March 7, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Trump Administration Must Protect Strong Auto Emission Standards
March 2, 2017 Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio Introduce Bill to Honor Frank and Jeanne Moore with Steelhead Special Management Area
Feb. 17, 2017 Merkley Slams GOP Vote to Rush Through Pruitt Before Emails Exposing Ties to Oil and Gas Industry Are Released
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt - Recuse Yourself from Participating Personally and Substantially in Any Matter Related to the Litigation that you Pursued as the Attorney General of Oklahoma for the Entirety of Your Tenure at the Environmental Protection Agency
Feb. 16, 2017 As Court Rules Pruitt Must Release Emails by Tuesday, Merkley Demands Delay of Floor Vote
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt - Regarding Recusal of Personal Lawsuits Brought Against the EPA
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Emergency Hearing in Oklahoma Compels Senate to Postpone Pruitt Vote
Feb. 2, 2017 EPW Democrats: Irresponsible to Force Through an Extreme Nominee without Essential Information
Feb. 2, 2017 EPW Democrats: Irresponsible to Force Through an Extreme Nominee without Essential Information
Jan. 30, 2017 Merkley Statement on Scott Pruitt Nomination
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Hiring Freeze Raises firefighting concerns
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Regarding Reversal of Suspension of EPA Grants and Contracts
Jan. 25, 2017 Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Schrader Oppose EPA Grants Freeze
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to Donald Trump, President of the United States - Oppose EPA Grants Freeze
Jan. 19, 2017 Wyden, Merkley Urge Feds to Reconsider Deregulating Genetically Engineered Plant
Jan. 18, 2017 Merkley Statement on Pruitt Hearing
Jan. 17, 2017 Merkley Applauds $500 Million Contribution to the Green Climate Fund
Jan. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Walter Shaub - Regarding Answers on Pruitt Ethics Concerns
Jan. 12, 2017 Merkley, Wyden Applaud Expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Jan. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Minolo - Regarding Answers on Pruitt Ethics Concerns
Jan. 12, 2017 Huffman, DeFazio, Wyden, Merkley Secure Critical 20 Year Mining Ban in Southwestern Oregon, Smith River Watershed
Jan. 5, 2017 Wyden, Merkley Introduce Bill to Protect the Pacific Coast from Offshore Drilling
Dec. 20, 2016 Merkley Applauds Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Ban in Atlantic and Arctic
Dec. 13, 2016 Merkley on Tillerson: "Trump Told Us He Was Going to Drain the Swamp -- He Didn't Tell Us He Would Drain It Directly Into His Own Cabinet"
Dec. 10, 2016 Job-Creating Water Infrastructure Bill Passes Congress
Dec. 10, 2016 Columbia River Restoration Act Passes in House and Senate
Dec. 7, 2016 Merkley Statement on Trump's Nomination of Scott Pruitt to Head the EPA
Dec. 6, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Study Impacts of Genetically Modified Foods on Hunger, Pesticide Use
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
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President-Elect - Calll for Smooth Transition for Chemical Safety Reform Implementation in New Administration
Nov. 30, 2016 Merkley Applauds EPA's Commitment to Fuel Standards that Save Money and Cut Pollution
Nov. 30, 2016 Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Smooth Transition for Chemical Safety Reform Implementation in New Administration
Nov. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect West Coast from Offshore Drilling
Oct. 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jim Inhofe, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation, the Honorable Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Raul Grijalva, Ranking Member of the Committee on Natural Resources - Call to Retain Restoration Subtitle S.2848 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
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