U.S. Representative Jared Polis

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  • Polis statement on Firestone home explosion investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Local Issues

    Boulder, Colo.: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after learning that the April 17th Firestone home explosion was the result of an abandoned gas line that was not sealed properly. “Avoidable. What occurred in Firestone, while devastating, was predictable because Colorado sadly does not have adequate protections against dangerous oil and gas developments in our neighborhoods. The days where oil and gas profits are valued more than Coloradans’ safety, property, and quality of... Read more

  • Polis speaks out against the vilification of national monuments
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Washington: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement today after President Trump called into question the designation of several national monuments. “President Trump has chosen another American value to attack, our sacred national monuments. I will do everything to protect national monuments, which are treasured by all Coloradans and Americans,” said Polis. “We must protect our iconic heritage.” Polis serves the Colorado Second Congressional District, which consists of over 60 per... Read more

  • Polis statement on President Trump’s FY2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Economy, Health Care, Energy & Environment, Science & Technology, LGBT Equality & Civil Rights, Labor

    Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that included massive cuts to essential domestic programs: "This is a carelessly crafted wrecking ball," Polis said. "The President's budget says less diplomacy, more bombs. He's saying less resources for underserved students, and more for private schools. He’s saying less funding for our world-renowned scientists, and more dollars for walls. He's saying... Read more

  • Polis defends Boulder County against Attorney General’s overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) gave the following statement after news that the Colorado Attorney General is suing Boulder County over its fracking moratorium. Read more

  • Denver Post: With Trump in White House, states must take the lead on climate change
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    This past year capped off the hottest on record for the third consecutive year, and 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have occurred this century. Polar ice is melting rapidly, even during the winter; Greenland is losing about 260 billion tons of ice each year; and natural disasters including floods and fires in Colorado are getting worse due to human-caused climate change. We should all be alarmed that several climate-change deniers are about to assume key environmental posts in the Trump adm... Read more

  • Polis statement on executive actions to advance Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Washington D.C. – Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after President Trump signed two executive orders that would advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Former President Barack Obama rejected Keystone XL in 2015 and delayed the planned Dakota Access pipeline last year, requesting further environmental analysis by the Army Corps of Engineers. “For decades, scientists have proven the devastating impact of fossil fuels on our climate,” Polis said. “After ... Read more

  • Polis statement on finalization of Methane and Waste Prevention Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement regarding U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s finalization of the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. The final rule will update a 30-year old regulation that for decades has permitted the wasteful release of natural gas into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations on public and Indian lands. The guidance updates regulations for natural gas venting, flaring, and leaks. Additionally, the rule ensures operators are acco... Read more

  • Rep. Polis leads bi-partisan effort urging house leadership to fully fund PILT
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Energy & Environment

    Rep. Polis leads bi-partisan effort urging house leadership to fully fund PILT Washington, Sept. 28: Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) led a bi-partisan group of 95 Members of Congress, alongside Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), urging House leadership to secure full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program. “I am fortunate to serve a district that is home to acres and acres of majestic public lands,” said Polis. “We have to protect these public lands and compensate the communities t... Read more

  • Polis joins Grijalva, questions GOP commitment to tribal consultation as Majority prevents vote on Dakota Pipeline Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Washington – Republicans late yesterday blocked a vote in the House of Representatives on an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) that would have made completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline dependent on the Army Corps of Engineers publishing a full environmental impact statement for the project. The amendment, originally offered on Monday, was technically “ruled out of order” by the majority o... Read more

  • Polis statement on Obama Administration’s move to increase homeowner access to renewable energy
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement of new guidelines for families to install renewable energy and water conservation projects in their homes. With the updated guidelines, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing will once again be available for all homes with mortgages issued by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). It will allow homeowners to complete energy projects immediately and pay back the cost over time throug... Read more

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  • Polis and Mitchell introduce the College Transparency Act of 2017

    May 17, 2017

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., introduced the College Transparency Act of 2017 (H.R. 2434) to enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school. The Co...

  • Polis statement on Firestone home explosion investigation

    May 02, 2017

    Boulder, Colo.: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after learning that the April 17th Firestone home explosion was the result of an abandoned gas line that was not sealed properly. “Avoidable. What occurred in Firestone, while de...

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