As Gold King Mine Spill Anniversary Approaches, Bennet, Colleagues Introducing Bill to Prevent Future Hardrock Mine Disasters

1872 mining law reform bill would treat hard rock mining like oil and gas, require a reasonable royalty to pay for abandoned mine cleanup efforts

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), announced that they will introduce legislation to reform the nation's antiquated hardrock mining laws and prevent another toxic spill like the Gold King Mine disaster of 2015.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) that the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will work on bipartisan legislation to stabilize and strengthen the health insurance market:

Bennet, Heller, Colleagues Request Funds for Colorado River Basin

Bipartisan Western Senators Request USDA Funds for Infrastructure and Planning

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Dean Heller (R-NV) this week led a bipartisan group of six other Western senators in sending a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) direct a portion of recently-appropriated funds for the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program (Watershed Act) to the Colorado River Basin (CRB).

Bennet Introduces Bill & Authors Op-Ed to Promote Community Solar

“Community solar is one of the most promising developments in renewable energy—and Colorado is leading the way”

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today expressed his commitment to advancing community solar, which allows community members to save on their electricity bills by sharing solar energy production.
Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) this week announced that Colorado State University (CSU) will receive $2.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the integration of new technologies to manage potato pathogens in North American potato crops.