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  • 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

  • Bennet, Democratic lawmakers demand ouster of embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is among the lead sponsors of a resolution introduced Wednesday calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign, the same day White House budget officials opened an investigation into the decision to install a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in Pruitt’s office. The measure, signed by 170 Democratic lawmakers, slams Pruitt for “repeated ethics violations, misuse of taxpayer dollars, and actions that fundamentally undermine the mission of the... Read more

  • Bennet, Democratic lawmakers demand ouster of embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is among the lead sponsors of a resolution introduced Wednesday calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign, the same day White House budget officials opened an investigation into the decision to install a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in Pruitt’s office. The measure, signed by 170 Democratic lawmakers, slams Pruitt for “repeated ethics violations, misuse of taxpayer dollars, and actions that fundamentally undermine the mission of the... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats back congressional resolutions calling for EPA's Pruitt to resign
    Posted in In the News on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER – Colorado’s Democratic members of Congress are cosponsors of identical resolutions introduced Wednesday in the U.S. House and Senate calling on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign amid a series of scandals. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is one of the lead cosponsors of the Senate’s resolution, and Reps. Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter are cosponsors of the House version. Their calls for Pruitt to resign aren’t new; three of the members called... Read more

  • DeGette, Bennet, Perlmutter join calls for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign or be fired
    Posted in In the News on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER – Three Colorado Democrats in Congress are calling for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign, or for the president to fire him, over a host of controversies as the White House continues to maintain his job is safe. Earlier this week, Rep. Diana DeGette called for Pruitt's resignation in a tweet, and she has continued to scrutinize the EPA chief throughout the week. "It’s time to #BootPruitt. @EPAScottPruitt should step down or be fired," she said in a tweet ... Read more

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