Bennet Applauds Additional EPA Funds for Gold King Mine Spill

Positive step on the road to full reimbursement

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing an additional $63,406 to assist La Plata County in its cleanup efforts related to the Gold King Mine spill.

Bennet, Senate Pass $3 Million for Arkansas Valley Conduit

Funding Had Been Included in President's Budget Request at Urging of Bennet - Bennet Fought to Preserve Funding in Appropriations Bill, Vows to Continue Push as Bill Advances through Congress

The U.S. Senate today passed the Energy and Water Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017, which includes $3 million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit that the President requested in his budget at the urging of Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, who fought to preserve it in the bill. Bennet worked with the Senate Appropriations Committee to include the funding to ensure work on the Conduit will continue.

Bennet, Mayor Announce New Water Quality Testing Program at Paradise Island on the Animas River

State has Agreed to Implement New Testing Program with Funding from EPA

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Durango Mayor Christina Rinderle, La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, representatives from the San Juan Basin Health Department Mountain Studies Institute, Fort Lewis College, and other local officials to announce that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has agreed to develop a new water and sediment quality testing program near a sandbar and swim beach Durango locals know as Paradise Island.

Bennet Showcases LWCF Accomplishments in Durango

Calls on Congress to Permanently Reauthorize, Fully Fund LWCF

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited Iris Park in Durango and took a walking tour of the Animas River Trail and Schneider park to highlight some of the recreation and park projects completed with funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

Senate Passes Amendment to Protect Colorado Public Lands

Also Includes Bipartisan Proposal to Pay Colorado Back to Keep Rocky Mountain National Park Open during 2013 Shutdown

The Senate today adopted a package of public lands bills as an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act that the Senate is currently debating.

Bennet, Gardner, Tipton, Hickenlooper Urge EPA to Proceed Thoughtfully with Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund Work

Call on EPA to address remaining concerns of local communities. Urge agency to operate water treatment plant at full capacity, move claims and reimbursement process forward quickly

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, urging the agency to implement the Superfund designation in a way that works for local communities.