Washington, DC - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the boundary adjustment agreement stakeholders have reached today on the Thompson Divide. The agreement marks the end of a yearlong negotiation process convened by Senator Michael Bennet:
"Gunnison Energy, Gunnison County, and the Thompson Divide Coalition deserve great credit for sticking to these negotiations and coming to a solution that works in everyone's interests. When our office convened this group it was with the understanding that if they came to an agreement we would include it in the Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act. After years of working with all of the parties on this issue we're glad to see their tireless efforts pay off. This is yet another example of Colorado's ability to work together on compromise and common-sense solutions that balance our energy, conservation, and community needs."
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