SUPPORT THE CORE ACT
I support the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act to protect Colorado’s iconic public lands and support our state’s burgeoning outdoor recreation economy. Senator Gardner and Representative Tipton - please support the CORE Act and support Colorado’s Public Lands! In particular the following portions of the CORE Act are critical to protect Colorado’s Western Slope:
- Thompson Divide Withdrawal and Protection Act – protects the Thompson Divide, one of Colorado’s most treasured landscapes, by withdrawing approximately 200,000 acres from future oil and gas development, while preserving existing private property rights for leaseholders and landowners. It also creates a program to lease excess methane from nearby coal mines, supporting the local economy and addressing climate change.
- Curecanti National Recreation Area Boundary Establishment Act – formally establishes the boundary for the Curecanti NRA & improves coordination among land management agencies. Ensures the Bureau of Reclamation upholds its commitment to expand public fishing access in the basin.