Tag Archives: U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

Senators Urge Reinstatement of PILT Funds

piltU.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in any end-of-year legislation. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) provide federal payments to nearly 1,900 local governments across 49 states to help offset losses in property taxes Continue reading

Bennet Introduces Carbon Capture Bill

MICHAEL-BENNETU.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) yesterday introduced a bill to help power plants and industrial facilities finance the purchase and installation of carbon capture and storage equipment. The carbon that is captured can be used for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) or stored underground. The Carbon Capture Improvement Act would allow businesses to use tax-exempt private activity Continue reading

Bennet Signs on to Letter Urging Sage Grouse Conservation Funding

sage_grouse-300Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet yesterday was one of a group of senators who urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to include full funding for conservation of the Gunnison and Greater sage grouse. The senators wrote a letter to Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochoran explaining that funding for sage grouse Continue reading