June 22, 2019

Neguse Secures Committee Markup for the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Joe Neguse has secured a committee markup in the Natural Resources Committee for the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, legislation he introduced in January to preserve about 400,000 acres of public lands across the state, with a companion bill brought by Senator Michael Bennet in the Senate. The markup comes just two months after Congressman Neguse secured a hearing for the legislation, also in the Natural Resources Committee. The markup is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. MT.  

Watch the markup here.

“I’m incredibly excited for the Natural Resources Committee to mark up the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act so quickly,” said Congressman Neguse. “The CORE Act was crafted by Coloradans, and brings years of collaborative input to the preservation of our precious Colorado landscapes, wildlife and recreational opportunities. This legislation preserves about 400,000 acres of Colorado public lands and ensures critical economic opportunities for our state by investing in the robust outdoor recreation industry.”

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, or the CORE Act, has gained broad support among local stakeholders, including the counties of Eagle, Summit, San Juan, Ouray, San Miguel, Gunnison and Pitkin, the city of Glenwood Springs and the towns of Carbondale, Ridgway, Crested Butte, Ophir, Telluride and Basalt. In addition, the CORE Act, is widely supported by Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry, including the Outdoor Industry Association, Vail Resorts, North Face, Patagonia and Icelantic Skis. In April, several key stakeholders visited Washington for the Natural Resources Committee hearing on the legislation.

A full list of quotes from stakeholders is available HERE.

The following resources for the CORE Act are available below: