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.”

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Michael Bennet Climate Change News Feed

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If we’re not leading on climate it gives everyone else in the world an excuse” to not take actions they need to, Bennet said. He said the US needs to get back into Paris. He also talked about paying farmers and ranchers to be part of the solution by sequestering carbon.

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Bennet tweets

.@DaggettSusan is in NH this weekend. She spent this morning in her element as an environmental defense lawyer meeting with local climate activists & attending National Drive Electric Week in Concord to talk with voters about how we tackle the climate crisis. #NDEW2019 #FITN

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Bennet in Iowa

Visited @_Big_River_ with Tom Vilsack today, where this biofuel plant is producing cleaner, cheaper energy and employing workers in eastern Iowa with a living wage. This is a model we should be investing in to help drive our rural economy.

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Announcing First Wave of Presidential Candidates to Participate in Climate Forum 2020

Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy (GU Politics), MSNBC, Our Daily Planet, and New York Magazine are pleased to announce that several 2020 Presidential candidates from both sides of the aisle have confirmed their participation in the “Climate Forum 2020”, a two-day forum featuring 2020 Presidential candidates … Continue reading "http://politics.georgetown.edu/press-releases/announcing-first-wave-of-presidential-candidates-to-participate-in-climate-forum-2020-hosted-by-georgetown-institute-of-politics-and-public-service-msnbc-our-daily-planet-and-new-york-magazine/"

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Bennet in Iowa

It’s a standing room only crowd here at @MarsCafe full of people who care about combating climate change and protecting our environment, health & economy. We must build a constituency for change by involving the agricultural community in climate solutions.

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Bennet in Iowa

Following his soapbox speech at the @IowaStateFair, @MichaelBennet came by to support #windpower! One of the great stats discussed from our blade: wind pays over $20 million in annual lease payments to Iowa farmers, providing a steady source of income. #AmericanWindWeek

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Bennet on climate change

I would make sure that we did not lose the economic argument again to a climate denier. I’d make sure that we weren’t beaten by a climate denier. And my proposal is to spend a trillion dollars on climate technology to leverage another $10 trillion of private sector money, to make sure that America is … Continue reading "https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/26/transcript-sen-michael-bennet-d-colo/"

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Bennet in New Hampshire

His first act as president would be to assemble a coalition to combat climate change. “We have to not only act urgently, but we have to act on it in a way that will endure, and we don’t have that currently,” Bennet said. He added that he doesn’t want legislation to be as disposable as … Continue reading "https://www.eagletribune.com/news/voters-get-to-know-bennet-in-salem/article_fd4aa8ab-6358-5fc7-9794-28df3ec591db.html"

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