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Senator Frank Lautenberg

New Jersey

“Senator Lautenberg’s BEACH Act requires tough new water quality standards for our nation’s beaches and strengthens the public’s right to know about water problems in beach areas.”

Leadership Senator Lautenberg’s support of the oceans is both practical and far-reaching. He has written laws to protect citizens, beaches and shores from the hazards of sewage and oil spills, introduced legislation calling for safer oil tankers and supports coastal estuary and coral reef protection.  Among others, he is the author of S. 173 (Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2009 or” FOARAM Act’), S. 878 (Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act of 2009) and S. 685 (Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2009).  He has cosponsored a variety of legislation that seeks to prevent offshore oil drilling, promote renewable energy, and protect delicate coastal ecosystems.

Senator Lautenberg sponsored:

  • S. (67 Secure Water Facilities Act of 2013)
  • S. (3649 Superfund Emergency Response Act of 2012)
  • S. (1582 Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act of 2011)
  • S. (173 Federal Ocean Acidification and Research Monitoring Act of 2009)

Senator Lautenberg cosponsored:

  • S. 401 (Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act of 2013)
  • S. 338 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013)
  • S. 307 (A bill to reduce the Federal budget deficit by closing big oil tax loopholes, and for other purposesClose Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act of 2013)
  • S. 2204 (Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act of 2012)
  • S. 1266 (Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2011)
  • S. 926 (Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism Anti-Drilling Act of 2011)