GARDNER’S WEEK OF FAILURE: Eight Years Ago, Gardner Voted To Bar the EPA from Fighting Climate Change

GARDNER’S WEEK OF FAILURE: Eight Years Ago, Gardner Voted To Bar the EPA from Fighting Climate Change

Denver, CO – Eight years ago today, then-Representative Cory Gardner voted to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating climate-changing emissions  and implementing new rules on coal mining, one in a long list of positions Gardner has taken against our environment. Throughout his career, Gardner has been a consistent ally of Big Polluters, voting to roll back protections for clean air and water and give polluters free rein. 

Gardner voted for Trump’s toxic EPA appointees, like climate change denier Scott Pruitt and coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler. Gardner has voted to repeal methane emissions limits modeled off of Colorado’s own “gold standard”, voted against recognizing human-caused climate change, and supported opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for the first time ever. Even during the global pandemic, Gardner stood willingly by as Trump’s EPA gave an open license to polluters and waived environmental rules protecting clean air.

Gardner’s anti-environmental votes earned him a staggering lifetime score of 11% from the League of Conservation Voters and a spot on their “Dirty Dozen,” again.

To see more on how Gardner has failed Coloradans, visit CoryFailedColorado.com.

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