Tag Archives: Michael Bennet

Elected Officials Respond To Cancellation Of Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-drilling-300An announcement was made earlier this week that Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, have agreed to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau on the Thompson Divide, located in the White River National Forest. The news of the Continue reading

Bennet In Steamboat Thursday

BennetColorado Senator Michael Bennet will be in Steamboat Springs Thursday afternoon as part of his Get Out The Vote Bus Tour. The Senator will be at the Off the Beaten Path Book Store beginning at 1:30. During his visit Bennet will be talking to Continue reading

Bennet And Tipton Respond To Obama Address

obamaTwo Colorado Legislators released statements regarding last night’s State of Union Address by President Obama. Congressman Scott Tipton said that “President Obama gave a damage control speech and Americans are fed up with seven years of the President’s go it alone overreach that disregards the Constitution and excludes any ideas that aren’t his own.” Tipton also asked if, “the American people are better off than they were seven years ago when the President took office.” Continue reading

Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine

 

JEWELLU.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton yestrday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment for Trapper Mine prior to April 30th. Trapper Mine’s permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Colowyo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially believed to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Continue reading

Lawmakers Want to Reauthorize Land Transaction Act

gardnerMICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner joined Senators Martin Heinrich and Dean Heller to introduce a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Continue reading

Reactions to Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Several organizations and individuals have spoken out about yesterday’s decision by the Interior Department that keeps the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton praised the decision as a measurement of the conservation efforts Continue reading

Tipton Crashes Jewell Meeting

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton made a surprise visit to a meeting Friday night in Glenwood with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, BLM Director Neil Kornze, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Craig Mayor Ray Beck. The meeting was to discuss the future of the Colowyo Mine. Jewell agreed to the Continue reading

Lawmakers Introduce Marijuana Banking Bill

MARIJUANA-300Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner yesterday joined Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon to introduce the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015, a bill to ensure that legal marijuana businesses can access banking services. Currently, marijuana businesses operating under Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Changes in Rural Broadband Funding

internetColorado’s rural communities were well represented last week in two separate letters to the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to update how rural companies receive funding for voice and broadband services. A bipartisan U.S. Senate letter featured signatures from 61 members, including Senators Continue reading

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Colorado Senators Work Together on WATER ACT

MICHAEL-BENNETgardnerA bipartisan group of senators are working to ensure farmers and ranchers have access to modern and safe water infrastructure. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Conservation Amendment Fails in Senate by One Vote

MICHAEL-BENNETgardnerYesterday, an amendment received 59 votes in the United States Senate, sending a clear signal that the Senate supports a permanent re-authorization of the Continue reading