March 30, 2017
Bennet Urges President to Rescind Anti-Climate Executive Order
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet spoke on the Senate floor against the Order and committed to continue addressing climate change and creating clean energy jobs.
"This Executive Order will not expand energy production, make us more energy independent, or create American jobs," Bennet said in his remarks. "The United States was already on track to achieve energy independence. Colorado has been a big part of America's growing energy independence, and by extension, to our national security.... If the President was serious about energy independence, he would support our approach. Instead, he is trying to undermine it with this new Order."
"This Administration is not operating in reality," Bennet said. "It is operating in the theater of the absurd, where policies have no relationships to problems, facts don't matter, and false promises to struggling Americans are just another political tactic to win a cable news cycle."
Yesterday, Bennet led nine other Senators from six Western states in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind the Order, and outlining specific ways in which the Order would harm Western economies and environments.
Bennet introduced legislation with more than 30 other Senators to rescind President Trump's Executive Order to reverse several landmark U.S. initiatives to combat climate change.
Bennet also led nine other Senators from six Western states in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind the Order, and outlining specific ways in which the Order would harm Western economies and environments.
Click HERE to read his full remarks.