Tag Archives: Senator Cory Gardner

Lawmakers Urge Congress to Reinstate LWC Funding

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced yesterday he has sent a letter, along with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (“LWCF”), which expired at the end Continue reading

Gardner Opposes Guantanamo Transfer

gardnerLawmakers from Colorado are renewing their opposition to the Obama Administration’s plans to move detainees from Guantanamo Bay onto American soil. The Department of Defense was recently in Colorado, scouting possible sites in Florence and Canon  City. Senator Cory Gardner talked with a reporter yesterday about the issue. He maintains that moving the detainees to the U.S. is clearly prohibited Continue reading

Gardner Upset over Guantanamo Transfer Reports

gardnerReports say Department of Defense officials are in Colorado scouting potential sites to hold prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Senator Cory Gardner is unhappy with that, and said as much in a statement he released yesterday regarding those reports. He says the Obama Administration’s scouting effort in Colorado is reckless, illegal, and wrong. Gardner says he has written a letter asking the Continue reading

Tipton Applauds Judge’s Ruling on EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) called Friday’s Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to block the nationwide implementation of the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule a “major victory for Western water users and private property rights.” The controversial WOTUS rule would have drastically expanded the regulatory scope of Continue reading

Gardner Sponsors Rural Broadband Legislation

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) has joined with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) to introduce the Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act. The Act would cut down on federal red tape on broadband infrastructure, especially in rural areas. It promotes a so-called “dig once” policy, which would encourage adding broadband infrastructure to new and expanding Continue reading

Congressional Committee Hears Testimony on Mine Spill

EPA-300Southwestern Colorado residents have told Congress the Gold King Mine blowout could cause long-term damage to their tourism-based economy, but they disagree on whether Superfund designation is the solution. A business owner, a county commissioner and a chamber of commerce official told the Senate Small Business Continue reading

Dinosaur Anniversary Recognized by U.S. Senate

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), announced yesterday that the Senate has passed a resolution they introduced recognizing the 100th anniversary of Dinosaur National Monument and designating Continue reading

Gardner Joins Fight Against WOTUS Rule

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he has signed on as a co-sponsor to a resolution introduced by Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa which would nullify the federal infringement on water rights commonly known as the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The rule is currently on hold in 13 states, including Colorado, from implementation due to a ruling by a Federal Judge that it infringed on state Continue reading

EPA Under Fire for Lack of Information in Creek Contamination

EPA-300Last week, while conducting work at Gold King Mine in Colorado, the EPA and the State Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety triggered a large release of mine wastewater into Cement Creek. The EPA was trying to re-open the portal to the mine. The EPA says it is working closely with first responders and local and state officials Continue reading

FBI Issues Alert to Coloradans

FBIThe FBI has issued an alert to all Coloradans to be wary of suspicious activity. The agency says there have been numerous incidents reported since June of 2015, that included family members of military personnel being confronted by Middle Eastern males in front of their homes. While these incidents have been primarily on the Front Continue reading

Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Yellow Billed Cuckoo Protection

us-fish-wildlife-300Representative Scott Tipton and Senator Cory Gardner have written a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe regarding the Yellow Billed Cuckoo. The bird is the next species Fish and Wildlife is considering adding protections for in the way of an Endangered Listing. Critical Habitat has been identified in Western Colorado, however the lawmakers say the state is “on the Continue reading

Front Range Organizations Support ColoWyo

coloyowOrganizations on the Front Range are now going to bat for ColoWyo Coal Mine. A letter was sent yesterday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Continue reading