January 13, 2010
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet
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The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a plan that would mandate coal-fired power plants cut their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Then the agency set up a 120-day comment period and hearings across the country — one in Denver will be on the week of July 28. But, many want to change the locations to be in areas where coal energy is produced.
The Democratic senator from Colorado is expected to talk with residents about a wide range of issues, including the Farm Bill, forest health and the upcoming wildfire season.
Colorado’s two U.S. senators have sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration asking for full-body scanning machines to be replaced quickly at Colorado’s regional airports.
Senator to host listening session with farmers and ranchers about next version of US Farm Bill
As he prepares to help shape the next version of the federal Farm Bill, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will be in Hayden on Friday night to meet with ranchers and farmers.
For the past 20 months, I have traveled 30,000 miles across the state. I’ve met with Coloradans in blue parts of our state and red parts of our state to hear their thoughts and their ideas on how we can build a brighter future for our kids and our grandkids.
Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet faces Republican Ken Buck in U.S. Senate race.
Norton, Romanoff out of running for Senate position
Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet successfully fended off a fierce primary challenge Tuesday, defeating rival Andrew Romanoff, who waged a relentless anti-establishment campaign. Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck, a tea party favorite, defeated former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton in the Republican primary.
Democratic Senate candidate points out oil, gas contributions to opponent
The Democratic candidate for Senate criticized the campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry to his primary opponent, Michael Bennet.
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association presents Brewing up Business, a coffee-fueled business networking event, at 8 a.m. Tuesday at City Café in Centennial Hall on 10th Street. Participants will have a chance to give a 30-second introduction and meet other members of the local business community. The $5 cost includes coffee and a pastry. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, e-mail RSVP@steam boatchamber.com or call 970-875-7000.
Udall, Bennet ask postmaster general to keep branch fully open
U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet have asked U.S. Postmaster General John Potter to keep Steamboat’s Sundance post office branch fully open until a new, consolidated post office is complete. The senators announced their support for continued retail and postal box services at the Sundance at Fish Creek branch in a letter to Potter released this morning.