Environment Colorado, Environment America endorse re-election of US Sen. Michael Bennet, US Rep. Joe Neguse

Environment Colorado and its national office Environment America are endorsing the re-election of Colorado’s senior U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse.

 

  

For Immediate Release: Sunday, October 30, 2022

Contact: Ellen Montgomery, Public Lands Campaign Director,  [email protected], 773-218-1548

Environment Colorado, Environment America endorse re-election of US Sen. Michael Bennet, US Rep. Joe Neguse

DENVER – Environment Colorado and its national office Environment America announced Sunday that they are endorsing the re-election of Colorado’s senior U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. We expect each of these staunch defenders of Colorado’s environment to build on their strong records with another term.

“Colorado boasts natural splendor that people from around the world come to see. We need elected officials who want to keep it that way — or make it even better,” said Environment Colorado’s Public Lands Campaign Director Ellen Montgomery. “Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Joe Neguse have consistently advocated in the U.S. Capitol for protecting Colorado’s land, water and climate. Just this month, we saw their hard work come to fruition with the designation of the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument.”

 

Sen. Bennet and Rep. Neguse have worked together (along with Sen. John Hickenlooper) on the CORE Act, designed to protect Colorado’s public lands. The bill has passed the House, but not the Senate, so Bennet and Neguse helped persuade President Joe Biden to issue an executive order on two of the CORE Act’s main areas — protecting Camp Hale and limiting mineral mining in that part of Colorado.

Sen. Bennet has been a Senate leader on environmental issues for the past six years, willing to work across the aisle to benefit Colorado. Currently, he chairs the Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources and the Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure. He’s also been a driving force behind legislation to create a Civilian Climate Corps.

Rep. Neguse has leveraged his expertise on the environment on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, where he has helped protect hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Colorado, including Camp Hale.

 

Paid for by Environment America Action Fund–www.environmentamericaactionfund.org–and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

 

Environment America is a national network of 30 state environmental groups. Our staff work together for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate. Our members across the United States put grassroots support behind our research and advocacy. 

Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.

Environment America Action Fund works to protect our environment by supporting candidates for public office who champion clean air, clean water, wilderness preservation, and strong action to prevent global warming. The Environment America Action Fund is a part of the Environment America family of organizations.

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