US SB173 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on February 2 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Pending: Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Provides for the conservation of specified lands in Colorado. Specifically, the bill designates specified federal lands within the White River National Forest as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, the proposed Williams Fork Mountains Wilderness as a potential wilderness area, the Tenmile Recreation Management Area, the Porcupine Gulch Wildlife Conservation Area, the Williams Fork Mountains Wildlife Conservation Area, the Camp Hale National Historic Landscape, the Sheep Mountain and Liberty Bell East Special Management Areas, the Curecanti National Recreation Area, and the interpretive site located beside U.S. Route 24 as the Sandy Treat Overlook. The bill adjusts the boundary of the White River National Forest and the Rocky Mountain National Park Potential Wilderness. The bill provides for the inclusion of additional federal lands in the National Wilderness Preservation System. The bill provides for the cancellation of all Thompson Divide oil or gas leases. The bill establishes the Greater Thompson Divide Fugitive Coal Mine Methane Use Pilot Program to promote the capture, beneficial use, mitigation, and sequestration of fugitive methane emissions to reduce methane emissions, improve air quality, and improve public safety, among other things.

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Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act



2021-02-02SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Same As/Similar To

HB577 (Related) 2021-02-18 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.


Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Air quality
Alternative and renewable resources
Animal and plant health
Climate change and greenhouse gases
Dams and canals
Electric power generation and transmission
Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
Forests, forestry, trees
Government information and archives
Government studies and investigations
Historic sites and heritage areas
Hunting and fishing
Infrastructure development
Intergovernmental relations
Land transfers
Land use and conservation
Motor vehicles
Oil and gas
Outdoor recreation
Parks, recreation areas, trails
Pedestrians and bicycling
Public lands and natural resources
Roads and highways
Water storage
Water use and supply
Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats
Wildlife conservation and habitat protection

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