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  • Survey: Outdoors fund benefits all businesses
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    The preponderance of business owners in Colorado and three other western states believe the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund has been beneficial to their bottom lines, according to a recent survey. A poll of more than 800 mostly small-business owners in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Montana showed that the public lands that exist within those states, and the federal fund that helps secure more open lands, is not only good for the outdoor industry, but all others as well. The survey, ... Read more

  • Four Colorado Congressional lawmakers sign conservation-fund letter
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder and three other members of Colorado’s House delegation have signed onto the latest effort to urge Congressional leaders to find a way to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. But missing from the letter: the only Republican in Colorado’s House delegation – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora – who has co-sponsored legislation that would do exactly what the letter asks. The fund, which largely draws on federal offshore drilling,... Read more

  • Colorado businesses call on lawmakers to renew federal conservation fund
    Posted in In the News on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    A Colorado coalition of 70 businesses sent a letter Thursday to the state’s congressional delegation asking the lawmakers to support permanently reauthorizing the 54-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund, which will expire Sept. 30. The businesses, ranging from a mortgage company to outdoor equipment companies to retail stores, wrote to federal lawmakers that the fund has generated more than $268 million since its inception to help build trails in Colorado, protect fish and wildlife habitat ... Read more

  • Trump’s new coal air pollution rules may not affect Colorado much
    Posted in In the News on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    The Trump Administration’s move Tuesday to give states more authority to roll back federal regulations on air pollution from coal-fired power plants may not have much effect on Colorado. That’s because the Centennial State began its shift away from coal nearly a decade ago, with a state law called the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act. The law set in motion a move toward more use of renewable energy and natural gas, and away from coal-fired power plants. “Wildfires burning all over the world – smoke eve... Read more

  • Funding For Colorado Outdoors At Risk Of Being Cut Off
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Cries are getting louder from the Rocky Mountains and many people are hoping the echoes are heard in Washington to preserve the Land and Water Conservation Fund. “The Land and Water Conservation Fund is arguably the most successful conservation campaign in the history of our nation,” said Scott Willoughby with Trout Unlimited. The fund is made from royalties on offshore oil and gas developments. It’s been a bipartisan fund since 1964, but now only has one month left. “There’s zero impact to taxp... Read more

  • Perlmutter Advances Legislation to Better Understand, Forecast Space Weather
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Today in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) offered legislation aimed at expanding the scientific understanding and forecasting of space weather, the naturally occurring variations in the space environment between the sun and the Earth. The bill passed the Committee on voice vote. The legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), designates the National Space Council and a new National Committee for Space Weather Observation... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins Rep. Waters, 60 Members in Call for Long-Term Reauthorization of National Flood Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and 60 Members of Congress in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership calling for an immediate long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). “Following an historic 2017 hurricane season, which for the first time on record resulted in three Category 4 hurricanes making landfall in the United States, and facing the beginning of the 2018 hurricane season, which is expected to caus... Read more

  • US House OKs farm bill but says no to hardline immigration measure
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy, Immigration

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted narrowly to approve a bill that extends farm programs overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but rejected a hard-line Republican-sponsored bill on immigration reform — a pair of votes that conservatives had insisted should be taken side by side. The vote of 213 to 211 on H.R. 2 — the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 — included a “yes” vote from Rep. Ken Buck of Greeley, a member of the House’s Freedom Caucus. Thirty Republicans ha... Read more

  • Young Arvadan making her ecological mark
    Posted in In the News on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    One 7 year old in Arvada is proving even the youngest of us can make a difference in the world. Madhvi Chittoor, a first grader at Hackberry Hill Elementary, recently had success getting US Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to proclaim the entire month of April as Plastic and Styrofoam Pollution Awareness Month throughout the state. “The aim is to make Colorado residents aware of the impact that plastic pollution has on our environment,” said Chittoor. “Not only d... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins Climate Solutions Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Lakewood, Colo. — In honor of Earth Day, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. The mission of the Climate Solutions Caucus is to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes and challenges of our changing climate. The caucus is co-chaired by Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL-22) and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26), and now has 75 members, split evenly betwe... Read more

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