Letter Highlights Importance of Accurately Evaluating the Cost of Carbon Pollution for Fighting the Climate Crisis
Jan 15, 2021
Today, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and U.S. Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) called on the incoming Biden Administration to reinstate a science-based process to evaluate and apply the cost of climate change in government decision-making—a key step toward taking up readily available climate solutions that will help protect families, businesses, and communities.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and 20 Senate colleagues joined a bipartisan letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leadership urging the inclusion of several provisions in the final fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent and address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced $1.5 million in federal grant funding to support an innovative project to capture and sequester carbon emissions from the LafargeHolcim cement plant in Florence.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved the first tranche of Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funds for $5 million worth of projects in Colorado to mitigate and recover from wildfires.
Lawmakers Highlight How Dangerous Rollback Increases Maternal Health Risks
Aug 27, 2020
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined 30 Members of Congress in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing their deep concern with a new rule that would weaken the EPA’s ability to limit dangerous methane pollution from the oil and gas sector.
Report Outlines How Climate Action Will Grow the Economy, Improve Lives for Americans Across the Country
Aug 25, 2020
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and members of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released a comprehensive report titled, “The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People.”
Members: “These reports contain information on how billions of taxpayer dollars will be spent on projects impacting the health and safety of their communities… By keeping these reports from the public, this administration is concealing its own response to the economic crisis brought on by the COVID
Aug 07, 2020
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) and 55 of their Congressional colleagues in urging the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to release public records about the Trump Administration’s implementation of the president’s executive order signed June 4, 2020.
GAO Report Released by Senators Found That Administration Has No Plan to Address Recommendations from Leading Experts
Jul 15, 2020
In a report released by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and six U.S. Senate colleagues, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that President Donald Trump’s changes to the federal government’s core measure of the costs of climate change, the social cost of carbon, mean “current federal estimates [of climate effects] . . . are about 7 times lower than the prior federal estimates.”