Gardner Greenwashes Public Lands Record, Still on Wrong Side of Conservationists on CORE Act, Pendley

Gardner Greenwashes Public Lands Record, Still on Wrong Side of Conservationists on CORE Act, Pendley

Gardner Admits His Push for Conservation Bill is Political, Runs Another Deceiving Campaign Ad

Denver, CO – As Senator Cory Gardner is desperately attempting to greenwash his record of “supporting Trump and his anti-conservation agenda at seemingly every turn,” he is continuing to earn his failing lifetime score of 11% from the League of Conservation Voters: this week alone, Gardner still refuses to support the bipartisan CORE Act to protect 400,000 acres of Colorado public lands and refuses to oppose Trump’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), anti-conservation zealot William Perry Pendley. 

Earlier this month, Gardner admitted his push for the Great American Outdoors Act is a political ploy to boost his campaign. Facing the loss of Gardner’s seat and the Senate majority along with it, McConnell “commandeered a top priority of [Democrats] to benefit” Gardner and is attempting to hand Gardner a political favor to save his flailing campaign.

Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen:

“Senator Gardner thinks he can deceive Coloradans and hide his absolute support for President Trump’s anti-environment, anti-science agenda and somehow sell himself as a conservation hero come election time. Coloradans won’t be fooled by his election-year greenwashing, especially while he simultaneously refuses to support the CORE Act and stays silent on Trump’s pick to lead the BLM, William Perry Pendley, who has crusaded his whole life to sell off our treasured public lands.”

Here are the facts on Gardner’s abysmal environmental record:

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