02.13.15

Gardner Announces Leadership Roles on Energy Committee

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he has been  placed on three key subcommittees of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Senator Gardner will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy, the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, and also on the Subcommittee on Water and Power.

“These subcommittees have jurisdiction over many industries  which have a major footprint in Colorado,” Gardner said. “Energy production, distribution, and consumption are major drivers of Colorado’s economy. I’ll use my position on these subcommittees to advocate for policies that would benefit Colorado’s energy industry, from expanded natural gas exports to responsible energy development on public lands. At the same time, I’ll continue to be a strong defender of our state’s beautiful environment, and press forward on issues like wildfire reform and wind energy development.

“Coloradans have a special connection to our public lands, and Coloradans are also keenly aware of the major role that energy production plays in our economy. Responsible stewardship of our environment, land, and water is a top-of-mind issue for many in our state, and I’m excited to use my position on these subcommittees to forcefully advocate for Colorado, our lands, and our prosperity.”

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