Gardner Concludes Tour of Gold King Mine and Durango Town Hall

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3), toured the site of the Gold King Mine spill with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt and held a town hall meeting in Durango.


“During Administrator Pruitt’s confirmation process, I secured a commitment from him to visit southwest Colorado and tour the site of the Gold King Mine spill so we can work together to make our communities whole,” said Gardner. “I’m encouraged Administrator Pruitt followed up on that commitment and visited the mine today with a bipartisan delegation to discuss how we can work to ensure a similar disaster never occurs.


“It was equally important to hear from constituents at today’s town hall and answer a wide range of questions on topics, such as the Gold King Mine, healthcare, Colorado’s pristine public lands, and jobs and economic growth. Hearing from Coloradans and working together to develop policies that are good for Colorado is one of my top priorities, and I look forward to traveling around the state over the August state work period and visiting with Coloradans from different parts of the state.”



Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.

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