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Debbie Stabenow's Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Office: U.S. Senate (MI) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
May 16, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of Office of Managment and Budget - Stabenow, Peters Call for Trump Administration to Release Study on Health Effects of PFAS Chemicals
May 15, 2018 Tweet - "Great Lakes funding is critical to projects like the Clinton River Spillway. Thank you to Commissioner Candice Miller, Commissioner Jim Nash, Michael Gregg and Township Supervisor Robert Cannon for protecting our waterways."
May 15, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator -Release Report on Toxic Substances
May 14, 2018 Tweet - "This is unacceptable. Communities across Michigan are dealing with drinking contamination from these toxic substances. The report should be released immediately."
May 12, 2018 Tweet - "President Trump must follow through on his promise to help modernize the Soo Locks. The Soo Locks are a cornerstone of Michigan's economy. If the Poe locked failed it would be a disaster."
May 10, 2018 Tweet - "Today @SenGaryPeters and I called on President Trump to follow through on his commitment to modernize the Soo Locks. We are on borrowed time until something happens that shuts down the Poe Lock and threatens our economy and national security. Need action now!"
May 10, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jame Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Stabenow, Peters Raise Concerns over Defense Department Response to Water Contamination across Michigan
May 9, 2018 Tweet - "Senate moving ahead on water resources legislation that includes critical priorities for Michigan! Thanks to EPW leadership for working w/ me to include support for a new Soo Lock, increase funding for the Great Lakes & more. I am fully committed to making sure this bill passes!"
May 9, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Stabenow, Peters Urge President Trump to Follow Through on Commitment to Modernize Soo Locks
April 27, 2018 The Hon. Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies and the Hon. Tom Udall, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Call for Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Next Year's Spending Bill
April 25, 2018 Tweet - "Our EPA chief shouldn't be waging a war with science. Scott Pruitt is too unqualified and too unprincipled to protect our environment. He must resign immediately."
April 20, 2018 Tweet - "Nestle can now pump 250 gallons a minute of our water to sell across the U.S, yet residents of Flint will now have to buy their bottled water. The pipes in Flint still aren't fixed and the state is giving away our clean water to the highest bidder."
April 18, 2018 Tweet - "Today I joined 38 of my colleagues to call on Scott Pruitt to resign. We need someone at the EPA who will stand with us to protect our air, water, and Great Lakes!"
April 17, 2018 Executive Session
April 15, 2018 Tweet - ".@SenGaryPeters and I called for Line 5 to be shut down until it can absolutely be verified it is safe. Protecting our Great Lakes must be our top priority. It was the right call for PHMSA to press Enbridge to shut it down during this bad weather!"
April 13, 2018 Senator Stabenow Statement on Line 5
April 12, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Concerns about the Small Refinery Waivers
April 11, 2018 Letter to Sen. Richard Shelby, Appropriations Committee Chairman, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Appropriations Committee Ranking Member - Find Resources For Communities With Stranded Nuclear Waste
April 11, 2018 Tweet - "Time after time, Scott Pruitt has tried to gut funding for our Great Lakes and undermine protections for our air and water. I never supported Pruitt to begin with and now it's time for him to step down."
March 27, 2018 Tweet - "Reversing President Trump's Great Lakes funding cuts and taking action to stop Asian carp are critical steps to protecting our most important resource."
March 23, 2018 Tweet - "Despite President Trump's cuts, we restored every penny for the Great Lakes in the budget bill. Thank you to everyone who spoke out and got involved. Your voices are so important!"
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "This budget bill includes important priorities for Michigan by restoring full funding for the Great Lakes and expediting action to combat Asian carp. This is how we protect our Michigan way of life!"
March 21, 2018 Stabenow Announces Full Restoration of Great Lakes Funding and Actions to Combat Asian Carp in Federal Budget Bill
March 21, 2018 Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Funding to Address Drinking Water Contamination in Federal Budget Bill
March 21, 2018 Tweet - "I'm deeply concerned about the number of people across Michigan who have been exposed to alarmingly high levels of PFAS. I am doing everything possible, working with partners, to provide long-term assistance to those affected. @SenGaryPeters @RepDanKildee"
March 13, 2018 Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Development of Trail Loop around Belle Isle Park
March 9, 2018 Letter to the Hon Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and the Hon Tom Udall, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Casey, Colleagues Push to Save Environmental Research Center, Protect Children's Health
March 6, 2018 Letter to Arthur Elkins, Inspector General - Rep. Dan Kildee, Senators Stabenow and Peters Ask EPA Inspector General for Update on Flint Investigation
Feb. 23, 2018 Stabenow, Peters Urge Congress to Provide Funding for Critical Water Contamination Study
Feb. 12, 2018 Stabenow Statement on Cuts to Great Lakes Funding in President Trump's Budget Proposal
Feb. 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Hon. Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the Hon. Dick Durbin, Ranking Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee - Stabenow, Peters Urge Congress to Provide Funding for Critical Water Contamination Study
Feb. 1, 2018 Letter to the President - Senators Urge Trump to Fund National Sea Grant College Program
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Ryan Fisher, Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Civil Works - Stabenow, Peters Lead Bipartisan Push to Fund Critical Strategy to Protect Great Lakes Coastline in Next Year's Budget
Jan. 4, 2018 Letter to Minister McKenna - Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in Canada
Jan. 4, 2018 Stabenow Applauds $890,000 Investment to Improve Maple River Watershed Fishing
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to Tony Tooke, U.S. Forest Service Chief - Senators Press U.S. Forest Service on Greater Sage-Grouse Review
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Strip Environmental Riders from End-of-Year Spending Package
Dec. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, the Hon. Charles Schumer, Minority Leader, the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Proposed Cuts to EPA Threaten Public Health
Dec. 5, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Michigan Delegation Members Encourage Strong EPA Role in Addressing Water Contamination Sites in Belmont, Military Installations Across State
Dec. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - USDA Did Not Recommend Removal of Forest Service Land in Trump National Monument Review
Dec. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - USDA Did Not Recommend Removal of Forest Service Land in Trump National Monument Review
Nov. 30, 2017 Ranking Member Stabenow Statement on Release of Final RFS Volumes
Nov. 27, 2017 Letter to Ryan Fisher, Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Civil Works - Stabenow, Peters Raise Alarm over Delay in Finalizing Critical Asian Carp Study
Nov. 20, 2017 Letter to Ryan Fisher, Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army - Importance of Finalizing Critical Asian Carp Study
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. 23, 2017 Detroit Free Press - Trump Proposed Rollback Threatens Thunder Bay, Great Lakes History
Oct. 17, 2017 Stabenow, Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Conservation Partnerships in the 2018 Farm Bill
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
Aug. 23, 2017 Senator Stabenow Highlights Great Lakes Restoration Success Stories Across Michigan, Importance of Federal Funding
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