Bennet Applauds House Inclusion of CORE Act Provision to Protect the Thompson Divide in Reconciliation Bill

Provision Would Prohibit New Oil and Gas Development in Areas Important to Ranchers and Hunters and Anglers

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee for including a provision of his Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act to protect the Thompson Divide in the House reconciliation bill.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, released the statement below following the release of the House Agriculture Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better budget, which includes a historic $40 billion investment over the next decade in America’s forests.

Bennet Hears From Local Leaders About Forest Restoration Projects Near Durango That Would Benefit From His Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act

Bennet is Pushing For Robust Forest Restoration and Wildfire Resilience Investments in the Build Back Better Budget

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, met with local leaders and discussed current forestry projects near Durango that would benefit from his Outdoor Restoration Partnerships Act, a $60 billion investment in forest restoration, wildfire prevention, and watershed protection.

ICYMI: NEW YORK TIMES: Democrats Hit the Road to Sell Big Spending Bills as Republicans Attack

“Standing alongside Clear Creek...Senator Michael Bennet delivered his pitch for $60 billion in new spending to protect the state’s forests and watersheds against recurring fires and their widespread impact”

On Saturday, the New York Times highlighted Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s “Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act” (ORPA) Tour through Colorado communities to push for the passage of his legislation to invest $60 billion in forests and watersheds in the Build Back Better Budget.

Bennet Reintroduces Legislation to Clean Up Orphaned Wells, Improve Lease Sales, and Strengthen Standards on Public Lands

Two Bills Would Expand Opportunities for Public Input, Modernize Bonding Standards, Cut Powerful Methane Pollution, and Create Jobs

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet introduced legislation to clean up abandoned, or orphaned, oil and gas wells while strengthening bonding requirements and expanding opportunities for local input in lease sales on public lands.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D) sent a letter to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) formally requesting the committee hold a hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, their legislation to protect over 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado and grow the economy.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D) applauded House passage of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, their legislation to protect over 400,000 acres of public lands in Colorado and grow the economy.

Bennet, Colleagues Re-Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Legislation Would Provide Permanent Protection to Unique and Vulnerable Habitat, Safeguard Subsistence Rights of Arctic Indigenous Peoples

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.), U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), and a group of their colleagues reintroduced the Arctic Refuge Protection Act.