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Dear Friend,

Touring the EPA's Water Treatment Facility in Gladstone

Earlier this week, I toured EPA's water treatment facility in Gladstone, Colorado. 

EPA’s water treatment facility is essential to ensuring the surrounding local communities have access to a safe water supply, and it is my hope that EPA expands the scope of the facility and uses it to the full capacity throughout the cleanup process. While I’m pleased EPA is working with local officials to remediate the systemic issues that are the product of the Gold King Mine spill, the tour provided me with further confirmation that we need permanent solutions to address the problem of abandoned mines across Colorado and the West. That’s why I’m working on legislation that allows Good Samaritans the opportunity to clean up the environment in and around orphan mines. I will continue to work to find effective solutions to prevent another EPA-born disaster, and do everything I can to ensure the local communities affected by the Gold King Mine spill have the resources they deserve to fully recover. 

Watch my update from the facility here

Touring the Western Slope

On my tour of the Western Slope this week, I stopped in Delta County where I joined County Commissioners and local leaders to talk about rural health care, rural broadband access, and reducing the federal regulatory burden on communities and small businesses.

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to meet with Ouray County Commissioner Ben Tisdale and other members of the Ouray community. We discussed rural broadband, transportation, law enforcement, and how to keep the Western way of life vibrant.

I also was fortunate enough to meet with Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Chairman Manuel Heart. I remain committed to helping the tribes located in Colorado and it was great catching up with Chairman Heart. 


Another stop on my tour included a meeting with the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners in Cortez. Our lively discussion focused on land issues, including Bureau of Land Management’s recent proposals surrounding oil and gas, land transfers, and grazing permits. I’m grateful for the insight the meeting provided, and look forward to continue working with local officials in Cortez to address Washington’s impact on their communities.


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Cory Gardner

United States Senator