January 30, 2023

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CORE Act supporters want Biden to protect Colorado’s public lands with executive action

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CAMP HALE — Supporters of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act, after watching the bill fail to advance past the U.S. Senate for several years, are now asking President Joe Biden to take executive action to protect the tens of thousands of acres of federal land in Colorado the measure aims to shield.

And they appear to have Tom Vilsack, Biden’s secretary of agriculture, in their corner.

Vilsack, speaking Tuesday to a group gathered near Camp Hale, the former military base near Leadville where 10th Mountain Division soldiers trained before heading to battle in World War II, said he would encourage Biden to help.

“Frankly,” Vilsack said, “I don’t want to disappoint.”

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, is among the sponsors of the CORE Act. He organized the…

Jesse Paul

2022-08-16 15:49:43

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