Bennet says he supports work on Hidden Gems legislation

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet weighed in on two controversial public lands issues during a Monday afternoon town hall at The Gathering Place, pledging support to valley conservationists.

Bennet said he wants to begin working on a law creating new wilderness protection for the Pitkin and Gunnison County portions of the Hidden Gems wilderness proposal. He also told the 70-plus constituents in attendance that he is currently working on legislation to preserve the Thompson Divide from natural gas drilling.