Ed Perlmutter is a U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 7th District. Perlmutter was first elected in 2006. Perlmutter supports permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, preserving public lands, protecting sage grouse habitat, and limiting methane pollution. He has opposed Trump’s move to scale back national monuments.
Notable Activities and Statements on Public Lands Policy
U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter Supports Permanent Reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
Perlmutter Tweeted Support for LWCF. “The Land & Water Conservation Fund will expire on September 30th. I support a permanent reauthorization of the program because #LWCF protects many of Colorado’s most cherished lands like @RockyNPS, Mesa Verde NP, Roxborough State Park, & Garden of the Gods #SaveLWCF” [Tweet by Ed Perlmutter, 01/25/18, accessed 10/19/18]
U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter Supports Preserving Public Lands
Perlmutter Said Federal Lands Should Be “Federally Protected and Preserved”.“Our public lands are a national treasure and I believe we have a responsibility to protect them for future generations. States should not assume control of federally managed public lands. These lands should be federally protected and preserved from overdevelopment, and we should not put pressure on state budgets or diminish outdoor recreation and tourism economies.” [Lisa Wirthman, “Colorado Representatives Answer Your Questions,” 5280 Magazine, 01/23/17]
U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter Supports Protecting Safe Grouse Habitat.
Perlmutter Voted to Preserve Sage Grouse Conservation Plans. During consideration of the Interior and Environmental Appropriations bill in 2016, the House of Representatives voted on an amendment sponsored by Rep. Niki Tsongas that would protect plans to conserve the threatened sage grouse’s habitat across the western United States. On July 14, 2016 the House rejected the Tsongas amendment by a vote of 184-241. Perlmutter voted yes. [National Environmental Scorecard, League of Conservation Voters, accessed 10/18/18, FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 474, Office of the Clerk-House of Representatives, accessed 10/19/18]
U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter Supports Limiting Methane Pollution.
Perlmutter Tweeted Support for the Methane Rule. “I joined 74 colleagues urging the @EPA to set standards for methane emissions like #Colorado has already done” [Tweet by Ed Perlmutter, 03/15/16, accessed 10/18/18]
U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter Opposed President Trump’s Monuments Reduction
Perlmutter Called Trump Monument Action “Unprecedented” Attack. “U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) reacted to the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the size of two national monuments, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante – the largest reduction in protected federal land in the nation’s history. ‘This year we’ve seen a concerted effort by the Trump administration to roll back federal protections of public lands and even to devolve certain federal lands to state or local control. This type of attack on our public lands and national monuments is unprecedented. Coloradans cherish our public lands and understand they are part of what makes Colorado special and a significant contributor to our state’s economy. We need to protect our public lands and keep them public so everyone has access to the great outdoors and to help preserve them for future generations.’” [Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Press Release, 12/04/17]