Bennet, Polis, Hickenlooper, Neguse Urge USDA, USFS to Distribute Recovery Funding For East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fires

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Faces $228 Million Funding Shortfall As Recovery Efforts Continue Two Years Later

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Colorado U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper, and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse in urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Randy Moore to distribute funding and resources to address post-fire recovery needs from the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak fires in Colorado.
Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet led U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) in urging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to follow Colorado and New Mexico’s lead by eliminating routine venting and flaring from oil and gas operations on public and Tribal lands in the agency’s final Waste Prevention Rule.

Bennet, Barrasso Reintroduce SHRED Act to Keep Ski Fees Local, Support Recreation Management

Bipartisan Legislation Allows National Forests to Retain Fees Generated by Ski Areas to Support Local Recreation Needs

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) reintroduced the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (SHRED) Act to invest in outdoor recreation in mountain communities by enabling National Forests to retain a portion of the annual fees paid by ski areas operating within their boundaries.

Bennet, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Arctic Refuge Protection Act Would Protect Coastal Plain From Oil And Gas Development

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) in reintroducing the Arctic Refuge Protection Act to restore critical protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) by designating the Coastal Plain ecosystem as wilderness under the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Bennet Welcomes Nearly $10 Million for Colorado from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Create Good-Paying Jobs, Support Coal Communities

Colorado Will Receive This Funding from the Infrastructure Law to Clean Up Hazardous Abandoned Mine Lands

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed the Department of Interior’s (DOI) announcement that Colorado will receive nearly $10 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to reclaim and clean up abandoned mine lands (AML).

Bennet Urges Secretary Haaland to Reform Outdated Oil and Gas Bonding Rates to Ensure Companies, Not Taxpayers, Pay Cleanup Costs of Wells Drilled on Federal Lands

Bennet’s Oil and Gas Bonding Reform and Orphaned Well Remediation Act Would Modernize Federal Bonding Rates to Reflect True Costs of Well Clean-Up

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet urged U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Deb Haaland to address outdated and insufficient federal oil and gas bonding rates to ensure companies, not taxpayers, are the ones on the hook for the costs of cleaning up wells drilled on federal lands.

Bennet Applauds Senate Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Bennet Secured Key Provisions to Bolster American Leadership in Space, Close Gaps in National Security, Support Wildfire Prevention

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) in an 83-11 vote.

Bennet, Hickenlooper Respond to Solar Tariff Investigation Decision, Call for Extension of Two-Year Pause on Tariffs

Senators Urge Administration To Extend Two-Year Pause On New Solar Tariffs, Prioritize Implementing Solar Provisions Of Inflation Reduction Act

Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined their colleagues in releasing the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce issuing a preliminary affirmative determination in their investigation into solar panels and cells imported from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia.