COLORADO SPRINGS - Dozens of protesters took to the sidewalk outside Senator Cory Gardner's Colorado Springs office on Tuesday.
Both democrat and republican demonstrators told KRDO NewsChannel 13 that they were there to bring voice to environmental issues and calling for Gardner to oppose the Congressional Review Act of the Obama Administration's rule aimed at reducing wasteful release of methane gas on public and tribal lands.
Protesters say they also take issue with Gardner's support of recently appointed EPA Head Scott Pruitt, who railed against EPA reforms as Oklahoma’s Attorney General.
“The unifying message today is that we care about our environment. We care about the Earth. We want it around for a long, long time. We care about our water, our streams, our lakes, and we just want to protect it,” said Jessica Lawyer, protest organizer.
In the past, Gardner has voted against a republican measure that would have removed millions of acres of public land from being used for oil and gas drilling.