Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the expected passage of H.R. 823, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act, today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Legislative Representative Laura Forero:
“Today’s vote is a great victory for our country’s natural and cultural heritage, our public lands and waters, and the outdoor recreation economy. If enacted, the CORE Act would protect approximately 400,000 acres of public land in Colorado by withdrawing 200,000 acres from future oil and gas development and establishing new wilderness and conservation areas ripe with diverse opportunities for the recreation economy. This bill would also designate Camp Hale as the first-ever National Historical Landscape to preserve, promote, and honor the legacy of the 10th Mountain Division of the Army.
“We thank Representative Neguse and Chairman Grijalva for their steadfast leadership to protect our public lands and natural treasures for future generations to enjoy, to honor the Army’s legacy, and to support Colorado’s thriving outdoor recreation economy. The question now is: Will Senator Gardner finally support Senator Bennet’s CORE Act companion in the Senate and urge Leader McConnell to allow votes on this bill?”
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