In his own words: “I spent last year doing the hard work of talking to farmers, ranchers, and others feeling the effects of climate change across Colorado—including in rural districts that are often left out of the conversation. We discussed the devastating effects climate change is having on their livelihoods and how they are coming together to develop innovative solutions to adapt. These conversations reinforced my belief that if we bring the country together, and engage diverse coalitions, we can build a durable solution to address climate change and drive economic growth. That is why, on Day 1, I will seize the opportunity to combat climate change—providing new opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities to become more resilient and to invest in zero-emissions energy while growing the economy.”

(Source: candidate survey)

Michael Bennet Climate Change News Feed


Overnight Energy: Warren wants Dems to hold climate-focused debate, Klobuchar joins candidates rejecting fossil fuel money, 2020 contender Bennet offers climate plan

WARREN BACKS CALLS FOR CLIMATE FOCUSED DEBATE: Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren is adding her voice to a chorus of candidates and environmental groups asking for a Democratic primary debate focused on climate. . . . KLOBUCHAR 13TH DEM CANDIDATE TO SIGN FOSSIL FUEL DONATIONS PLEDGE: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is joining the ranks of a dozen other 2020 presidential hopefuls in … Continue reading ""

The Hill

Bennet tweets

If the corruption of inaction blocks progress in Congress, I will use executive authority under the Clean Air Act to ensure action on America’s climate plan. As President, I will not allow @Senatemajldr Mitch McConnell to be the Earth’s grim reaper. #actonclimate


The American people are demanding climate action. Why isn’t Washington acting? Because bought-and-paid-for climate deniers like Donald Trump put special interests ahead of our future. It’s time for bold action and enduring solutions.


Michael Bennet wants broad support for his plan to fight climate change

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet pledged Monday to work with the agriculture community on his plan to fight climate change, which he hopes will also appeal to Republicans. It could mean striking a delicate balance: appealing to a broad section of Americans without sacrificing ambitious goals.

Des Moines Register

LCV Statement on Michael Bennet's Climate Change Plan

In response to Senator Michael Bennet’s climate change plan, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld: “We commend Senator Michael Bennet for releasing ‘America’s Climate Change Plan.’ It is a strong road map for confronting the climate crisis beginning on day one of his presidency … Continue reading ""

Change the Climate 2020

Democratic hopeful Bennet unveils climate plan with farm, conservation focus

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, unveiled a plan on Monday to tackle climate change with a focus on slashing emissions from farming and ranching and conserving nearly a third of U.S. lands.


Michael Bennet proposes $1 trillion climate change fund

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet said Monday he wants to commit $1 trillion for underwriting research and projects to address climate change, set aside about one-third of U.S. lands and ocean territory for conservation and reach net-zero U.S. emissions by midcentury. His campaign’s climate plan also would require utilities to offer consumers green-energy options as … Continue reading ""

Associated Press

Our climate plan will: ✅ Achieve 100% clean, net-zero emissions as soon as possible and no later than 2050 ✅ Build and sustain 10 million high-paying jobs ✅ Engage broad coalition of Americans to ensure our approach to climate change endures ✅ Reassert American leadership


Michael Bennet links conservation with global warming in new climate plan

Sen. Michael Bennet rolled out his presidential campaign’s climate change plan on Monday, announcing a proposal to significantly increase the protection of public lands, a target of achieving 100% net-zero emissions by no later than 2050 and creating a $1 trillion “climate bank.”