Bennet Applauds Selection of Colorado School of Public Health in Nationwide Water Contamination Study

Bennet Called on Federal Government to Include Colorado Sites in Study on Human Effects of PFAS

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced that the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been awarded a grant to conduct the El Paso County component of the national study to examine the relationship between exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), chemicals that have contaminated drinking water sources in Colorado and across the country, and certain health outcomes.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Tom Udall (D-NM) in introducing the Arctic Refuge Protection Act, legislation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by designating the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Bennet Calls on Forest Service to Quickly, Effectively Implement Fire Fix, 2018 Farm Bill

Letter Urges Forest Service to Use New Funding and Tools to Invest in Colorado Forestry, Recreation, and Infrastructure Projects

After years of budget challenges at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) which have burdened towns and counties across Colorado, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources Subcommittee, today urged the USFS to use the new funding and budget flexibility provided in the 2018 Omnibus federal spending bill and the new forest management authorities secured in the 2018 Farm Bill to invest in Colorado’s forests and watersheds.

Bennet Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Protect Funding for BLM and Forest Service Wildfire Prevention Efforts

Senators Demand Savings from Wildfire Disaster Account be Reinvested in Forest Service and BLM for Wildfire Prevention, as Intended

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) in urging that savings from the Wildfire Disaster Account be reinvested in the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to ensure the agencies can continue critical wildfire prevention, as intended.

Bennet, Whitehouse, Carper Release GAO Report Detailing Trump Administration Assault On EPA Science Advisory Boards

Government watchdog finds Trump EPA failed to follow its own rules while stocking key scientific panels with industry-backed members

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ought to follow its own rules designed to protect the independence and effectiveness of the agency’s scientific advisory committees, writes the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a report released this week by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Tom Carper (D-DE).