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San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act Introduced

A glimmer of hope for wilderness! Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act, which would protect nearly 61,000 acres in southwest Colorado.

After years of discussion between recreational and environmental organizations, local businesses, and county and city governments, this legislation would:

  • Expand or establish wilderness
  • Ensure management protections for other areas
  • Include a 6,590 acre mineral withdrawal, which would prohibit future mineral development

Our Colorado Broads, especially the Northern San Juan and Grand Junction Broadbands, were strong voices in the collaborative effort and are thrilled with the prospect of earning protection for these iconic wild lands.

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Please thank Senator Bennet and ask your senators to co-sponsor this bill.

This Act has not been introduced in the House yet. Please reach out to:

1. Rep. Scott Tipton (D-CO, District 3) and other Colorado representatives to ask for the bill to be introduced.

2. Contact other state House representatives to ask for their support of this legislation.

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June 19 

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Public Comments Open on Drilling in Arctic NWR

The first step toward desecrating the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) kicked off on April 20 with the Bureau of Land Management opening the scoping process to evaluate the environmental impacts of oil and gas drilling.

After a decade of staving off energy development from “America’s largest and wildest piece of publicly owned land,” the Trump Admin and energy industry cronies are pushing this forward despite a Yale survey that found 70% of American voters oppose drilling in the ANWR.

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