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Date Title Officials Location
Sept. 8, 2017 House Approves Welch Amendment to Restore Funding for Lake Champlain Restoration and Protection Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2017 Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy Notches Key Win For Lake Champlain In Committee Vote Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Revision of Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Revision of Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 19, 2017 Grijalva Helps Introduce Nationwide Roadmap to Get U.S. to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Urging the Secretary to Halt Seismic Tests Near Virginia's Coast Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Hearing on the President's FY2018 Funding Request for the EPA Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Clean Air Act Pollution Safeguards Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 6, 2017 Leahy, Sanders and Welch Announce $656,000 in Forest Grants Rep. Peter Welch Burlington, VT
June 6, 2017 Leahy, Sanders and Welch Announce $656,000 in Forest Grants Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
June 6, 2017 Leahy, Sanders and Welch Announce $656,000 in Forest Grants Sen. Patrick Leahy Burlington, VT
June 1, 2017 Sanders Statement on Paris Climate Agreement Sen. Bernard Sanders London, England
June 1, 2017 Leahy, Sanders and Welch Announce $700,000 In Brownfields Grants For Southern Vermont Rep. Peter Welch Burlington, VT
June 1, 2017 Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy To The President's Decision On The Paris Climate Accords Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 24, 2017 Letter to the President Donald Trump - Paris Climate Agreement Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
May 24, 2017 Letter to the President Donald Trump - Paris Climate Agreement Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Concerning the Recent Dismissal of Several Members of the Board of Scientific Counselors Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
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 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior - Federal Waters Executive Order Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 4, 2017 Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy Statement On The Consolidated Appropriations Bill Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
May 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Commit To Us That No EPA Regional Offices Will Be Closed Or Consolidated Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Protect Coastlines from Offshore Oil Drilling Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Merkley, Sanders, Markey, Booker Introduce Landmark Legislation to Transition United States to 100% Clean and Renewable Energy Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Letter to The Hon. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Protect Coastlines from Offshore Oil Drilling Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Executive Order Threatening National Monuments Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States - Maintain Commitment to Paris Agreement Rep. Peter Welch Unknown
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 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 10, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Restore Funding for National Sea Grant College Program Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Conflicts of Interest Regarding Clean Power Plan Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
April 3, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - National Sea Grant College Program Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ken Calvert, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations, the Hon. Betty McCollum, Ranking Member - Funding to Protect Wetlands Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
March 28, 2017 Senators push back on Trump's reopening of Coal Leasing on Public Lands reintroduce "Keep it in the Ground" Act Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 28, 2017 Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee, On President Trump's Executive Order Rolling Back Obama-Era Clean Air, Clean Water And Clean Energy Gains Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 28, 2017 Senators push back on Trump's reopening of Coal Leasing on Public Lands reintroduce "Keep it in the Ground" Act Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Envirnomental Protection Agency - Address Conflict of Interest in Clean Water Rule Review Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 15, 2017 Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee, On President Trump's Announced Rollback Of EPA Fuel Economy Standards Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of US Department of the Interior - Funding for Land and Water Conservation Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 15, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ryan Zinke, Secretary of US Department of the Interior - Funding for Land and Water Conservation Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Trump Administration Must Protect Strong Auto Emission Standards Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy On Berta Caceres Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
March 2, 2017 Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Re-introduce Bill to Reform Ethanol Mandate Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Leahy Votes NO On Pruitt Nomination For EPA Administrator Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator - Regarding Recusal of Personal Lawsuits Brought Against the EPA Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - Emergency Hearing in Oklahoma Compels Senate to Postpone Pruitt Vote Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Dakota Access Pipeline Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Regarding Reversal of Suspension of EPA Grants and Contracts Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Explain Yourself To The American People Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 24, 2017 Sanders Statement on Executive Orders to Advance Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2017 Leahy Statement on Second U.S. Contribution of $500 Million to the Green Climate Fund Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2017 Leahy Statement on Second US Contribution of $500 Million to the Green Climate Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Kevin Minolo - Regarding Answers on Pruitt Ethics Concerns Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Walter Shaub - Regarding Answers on Pruitt Ethics Concerns Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma - EPW Members Call On Pruitt To Reveal Connections To Secretive Group Coordinating EPA Challenges Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On POTUS Announcement Banning Drilling in Parts of Atlantic and Arctic Oceans Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Carolyn N. Lerner - Regarding Investigation After Trump Transition Waves Off Reported Attempts to Discriminate Against Federal Employees Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2016 Welch Outlines Ethanol Reform Agenda for New Congress Rep. Peter Welch Burlington, VT
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 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Dakota Access Pipeline Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the President-Elect Donald Trump - Drain the Swamp at EPA, DOE, DOI Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Thanksgiving: A Time For Reflection And Renewed Commitment Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 16, 2016 Leahy To Serve As Vice Chairman Of Senate Appropriations Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Nov. 2, 2016 Sanders Welcomes Obama Step on Dakota Access Pipeline Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of the Dept. State and the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Proetction Agency - Climate Negotiators to Push for Significant Phase Down of Harmful Greenhouse Gas Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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 Sen. Bernard Sanders Unknown
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Offshore Drilling Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of The United States - Offshore Drilling Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2016 Irene's Lessons Echo In Baton Rouge Sen. Patrick Leahy Unknown
Aug. 16, 2016 Sanders Statement on NASA Study Confirming Fossil Fuels as Source of Largest Methane Buildup Sen. Bernard Sanders Burlington, VT
July 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - McCaskill, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Obama Administration to Support Job-Creating Biodiesel Production Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 28, 2016 Letter to Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator - McCaskill, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Obama Administration to Support Job-Creating Biodiesel Production Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 25, 2016 Speech by Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention Sen. Bernard Sanders Philadelphia, PA
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Support Biodiesel, Help Create Jobs Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Recent Developments in Honduras Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Assassinations of Environmental Activists Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Bipartisan Green Climate Fund Amendment Passes Senate Appropriations Committee Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce $2.1 million in AmeriCorps Funding for Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders VT
June 29, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce $2.1 million in AmeriCorps Funding for Vermont Rep. Peter Welch VT
June 29, 2016 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce $2.1 million in AmeriCorps Funding for Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy VT
June 22, 2016 The Hill - A Fix For The Well-Intended Ethanol Flop Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of Commerce - Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2017 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Tsca Modernization Act of 2015 Sen. Patrick Leahy Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Sanders Schools Trump on Climate Change in California Sen. Bernard Sanders Modesto, CA
June 2, 2016 Hurricane Damage Costs Will Skyrocket Due to Climate Change, New Report Finds Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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 Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 26, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Whitehouse, Sanders, Warren, Merkley Question GOP Attempt to Block Fossil Fuel Fraud Investigation Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
May 26, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Pollinators & Further Examine Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 21, 2016 VTDigger - EPA Top Administrator Heralds Brownfield Cleanup Grants Rep. Peter Welch Burlington, VT
May 20, 2016 EPA Adm. Gina McCarthy Joins Leahy And Welch In Vermont To Announce $400,000 In Brownfields Grants To Assess Sites For Possible Contamination Before They Are Developed Sen. Patrick Leahy Burlington, VT
May 18, 2016 Ethanol Mandate is Unsustainable Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Welch Proposes Criminal Penalties for Automakers That Deceive Customers and Regulators Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Protecting Arctic Ecosystem Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior - Rep. Huffman Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging DOI to End Dangerous Oil & Gas Drilling in the Arctic Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sall Jewell, Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior - Urging DOI to End Dangerous Oil & Gas Drilling in the Arctic Rep. Peter Welch Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Letter to McConnell and Reid - Deliver Critical Payments to Rural Counties Sen. Bernard Sanders Washington, DC
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