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  • Bennet, Perlmutter, Polis Introduce Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Bill Will Hold EPA Accountable, Ensure Communities are Compensated Appropriately Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, along with Representatives Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis, introduced a bill to help communities in southwest Colorado and New Mexico recover from the Gold King Mine blowout that released acid mine drainage into the Animas and San Juan rivers. The Gold King Mine Spill Recovery Act of 2015 will ensure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to work with local c... Read more

  • Congress drills EPA on mine spill
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Originally published in The Durango Herald on September 9, 2015. Click here for full article. Read more

  • House science committee grills EPA over Gold King Mine spill
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Originally published on September 9, 2015 in the Denver Post. Click here for full article. Read more

  • Committee Holds Hearing on Animas River Spill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Democratic Members Emphasize the Need to Address the Hazards from Mining Activity Today, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing on the August 5th spill of contaminated mine wastewater from the Gold King mine into the Animas River. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a team of contractors accidentally caused the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater during an exploratory effort to find solutions for remediating the flow of toxic mine wastewater into the Ani... Read more

  • Perlmutter Honored as a Friend of the National Parks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) received the Friend of the National Parks Award for his dedication to protecting and enhancing America’s national parks. The award, presented by the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), is to recognize members of Congress during the 113th Congress who upheld the standards and integrity of the National Park System. “National parks are the crown jewels of our country, and we must work to maintain and protect these national treasures,” ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Opposes Bill to Slash Energy and Science Research Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) voted against H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015. The legislation would authorize funding levels and policy for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Department of Energy. "Investing in basic science and energy research is what keeps America as the world leader in innovation. Unfortunately, slashing our investments in research and poli... Read more

  • Perlmutter’s DOE Lab Modernization and Technology Transfer Act Passes in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) helped pass legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives which provides important tools to spur and accelerate the transfer of new technologies developed at national laboratories. H.R. 1158, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015, extends the Agreement for Commercializing Technology (ACT) pilot program for two more years. In addition, the bill significantly broadens the range of companies able to parti... Read more

  • Perlmutter Works with New Space, Science and Technology Committee to Pass Bipartisan Bills Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Today the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a markup of H.R. 1119, H.R. 1156, H.R. 1162, H.R. 1158, and H.R. 874. All of the bills passed out of Committee on bipartisan voice votes. H.R. 1158, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015 improves management of the National Laboratories, enhances technology commercialization, and facilitates public-private partnerships. Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) said, “DOE’s national laboratori... Read more

  • Future weather forecasts could face "gap" in accuracy
    Posted in In the News on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment

    Content originally published by the Denver Post on February 12, 2015 It's a situation that seems almost unthinkable in the modern era. But thanks to years of government mismanagement, U.S. weather forecasts soon could see a dip in accuracy — leaving the country more vulnerable to hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. The reason lies with the nation's fleet of aging weather satellites, particularly one probe now in a polar orbit. That satellite, known as S-NPP, was launched in 2011 and... Read more

  • Perlmutter Joins House Science, Space and Technology Committee in the 114th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) will join the House Science, Space and Technology Committee in the 114th Congress. This second committee assignment will be in addition to the House Financial Services Committee which Rep. Perlmutter has served on since being elected to Congress in 2006. Serving on the Science, Space and Technology Committee will better enable Rep. Perlmutter to strongly advocate for important priorities such as aerospace jobs, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and researc... Read more

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