Bennet: Big Oil Should Have to Clean Up Mess, Not Taxpayers

Bennet Pushing to Ensure Big Oil Companies Are Held Responsible for Every Penny of Damage from Oil Spills

Washington, DC – While the Gulf Coast is dealing with the environmental and economic devastation from the ongoing oil spill, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, joined an effort to ensure that big oil companies are forced to pay for all economic damages resulting from oil spills. The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Unlimit...
Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, senador de los Estados Unidos para Colorado, hoy utilizo su primera audiencia como presidente del Subcomité sobre la Energía, la Ciencia y la Tecnología del Comité de Agricultura del Senado para resaltar un proyecto de ley bipartidista que promueve la eficiencia ene...

Bennet Uses First Hearing as Chairman to Push Bipartisan Bill to Promote Energy Efficiency, Create Jobs in Colorado's Rural Communities

Colorado Rural Electric Association Executive Director Testifies in Favor of the Rural Energy Savings Program Act

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today used his first hearing as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, Science and Technology to highlight a bipartisan bill that promotes energy efficiency and creates jobs in rural communities. The Rural Energy Savings Progra...

Bennet: BP Agreement to Set Up Fund Important Step to Ensure Gulf Recovers, Taxpayers Not on Hook

Move Comes After Bennet Calls for Special Account to Pay for Economic Damages, Clean-up Costs

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, issued the following statement on BP’s preliminary agreement with the Obama administration to place $20 billion in an escrow for those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: “Although we still have a long way to go before we get to the bottom ...

Bennet Makes Push to Keep Up 'PACE' on Effort to Create Jobs, Improve Energy Efficiency

Fannie, Freddie Complicating Effort to Encourage Coloradans to Make Homes More Energy Efficient

Washington, DC – With the likes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac complicating efforts to encourage Coloradans to make their homes more energy efficient, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, is leading a push to keep the highly-successful PACE program on track to create jobs, lower homeowner utility bills and reduce carbon ...

Bennet Pushes to Keep 'Pay It Back' in Final Wall Street Reform Bill

In Letters to Conference Committee, Bennet Urges Retention of Bipartisan Amendment that Reduces Bank Bailout by $150 Billion

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today urged key Senate and House negotiators of the Wall Street reform bill to retain the bipartisan ‘Pay it Back’ amendment. This amendment, which was authored by Bennet and passed the Senate with broad bipartisan support, responsibly winds down the ban...
Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today announced that the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment will receive $500,000 to provide green job training for veterans. “Colorado can lead the country towards a clean energy future, and our veterans can and want to play a role,” said Bennet...

Bennet: BP Should Cover the Costs of Gulf Oil Spill, Not Taxpayers

In Letter to CEO, Bennet Calls on BP to Immediately Establish $20 Billion Special Account to Pay for Economic Damages, Clean-up Costs

Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today joined a group of senators in calling on BP to immediately establish a $20 billion special account to cover the costs necessary to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and compensate Gulf Coast residents and businesses who have suffered economic damages...