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U.S. House panel divides on party lines over how to better conserve public lands

BY: - March 24, 2021

In a preview of the arguments likely to be repeated as the Biden administration and Congress work toward conservation goals, Democrats on a U.S. House panel Tuesday outlined what they say is a need for aggressive action on climate. But Republicans worried increased federal involvement would be counterproductive to conservation goals while hurting rural economies. […]

Conservation groups cheer House passage of Colorado public lands package

BY: - February 26, 2021

Colorado conservation advocates are cheering the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a bill that would establish new or permanent protections for more than 1 million acres of federally-owned land across the state. By a vote of 227-200, the House on Friday passed H.R. 803, the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, with four […]

Colorado lawmakers debate public lands legislation on House floor

BY: - February 25, 2021

Democratic and Republican members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Thursday took sharply differing positions on a major package of public lands legislation as it was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Lafayette and the newly elected chair of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and […]

Rep. Boebert spars with Colorado Democrats as public lands bill advances in House

BY: - February 23, 2021

With Democrats newly in control of the White House and the U.S. Senate, a legislative package that includes two long-anticipated Colorado public lands bills appears headed for swift passage in the House of Representatives — over the objections of the congresswoman who represents the Western Slope district where much of the affected land is located. […]

Colorado Wilderness, CORE acts not included in defense spending bill

BY: - December 4, 2020

Colorado conservation advocates were left disappointed this week after congressional negotiators announced a compromise on a $731 billion defense spending bill that didn’t include a pair of public-lands bills passed by Democrats in the House of Representatives earlier this year. The conference committee for the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, convened last month […]

Great American Outdoors Act, other Colorado public-lands bills passed by House

BY: - July 22, 2020

Public-lands advocates in Colorado and beyond are celebrating the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill that will boost funding for a critical federal conservation program and provide $9.5 billion to help clear a backlog of maintenance projects in the U.S. National Parks System. Passage of the bill, which […]