Senator Bennet’s Conservation Leadership

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Senator Bennet has been making news lately with several bills and actions. Read more below.

Bennet Statement on President’s Anti-Climate Executive Order

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order that attempts to reverse multiple major U.S. initiatives to combat climate change.

“This anti-climate Executive Order is a direct assault on the health of our children and clean energy economy,” Bennet said. “President Trump’s decision to rewrite the Clean Power Plan could jeopardize thousands of new jobs and billions to our economy, and produce a confusing patchwork of state laws for American businesses. It also could prevent the EPA from regulating clean air and water, sacrificing a rigorous scientific process in the name of ideology. Instead of leading the fight against climate change and transition to clean energy, this Administration has abandoned it.”

 “Despite this disturbing action, Colorado will continue to lead the nation by growing its clean energy economy and meeting its target under the Clean Power Plan,” Bennet continued.  “I’ll continue to work across the aisle to combat climate change for our businesses, our children’s health, and the future of our planet.”

Read the full letter here.

Bennet Announces Second Round of Colorado Farm Bill Listening Sessions

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the next round of Farm Bill listening sessions with his staff, which will be held in April in the San Luis Valley, Western Colorado, and the Denver area. Bennet is partnering with local producers and agricultural organizations to hold more than two dozen staff-led listening sessions across the state in advance of his work on the next Farm Bill.

Bennet will be in Hotchkiss on April 12th.

1:30 – 3pm

Delicious Orchards

39126 Highway 133, Hotchkiss, CO 81419


Bennet Introduces Bill to Permanently Authorize, Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce legislation that permanently authorizes and fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which conserves and promotes access to America’s parks, rivers, forests, and public lands.
“Access to Colorado’s open spaces is critical to our thriving outdoor recreation economy,” Bennet said. “The LWCF has supported hundreds of projects across Colorado, from protecting the Ophir Valley to expanding and improving the Animas River Trail to providing Denver kids with outdoor educational opportunities in their own neighborhoods. Its permanent reauthorization and full funding would ensure that these widely-supported projects continue in the future.”

Read full bill here

Bennet Reintroduces Thompson Divide Protection Bill

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today introduced the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act of 2017 to protect more than 172,000 acres in the Thompson Divide and adjacent areas from the possibility of future leasing, while providing compensation for Thompson Divide leaseholders.

“The bill reflects the voices of those who live, work, and recreate in the Thompson Divide area,”Bennet said. “We’ve taken great steps by working with these communities to reach a final resolution for long-term certainty and management of the Divide. This middle ground approach protects the land – and the local economies tied to it – from future energy development, while also ensuring that former leaseholders receive fair compensation to reinvest in other areas of Colorado.”

Read full bill here


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