Tag Archives: Congress

House Looks To Void Stream Protection Rule

The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution that would repeal the “Stream Protection Rule,” a rule issued by Barack Obama In one of his last acts as president.  The rule was intended to protect steams and waterway from the impact of surface coal mining Continue reading

Tipton To Serve On Natural Resources Committee

Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton has announced he will serve on two different committees during the next congressional session. Tipton will serve on the House Financial Committee on Natural Resources, and will be the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Service Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. As a member of the Natural Continue reading

US House Looks To Nullify Obama Regulations

Two bills were passed by the US House of Representatives last week aimed at rolling back regulations instituted by President Obama in the final months of his presidency. Both could have major implications on the economy of Northwest Colorado.  The Midnight Rules Relief Act will allow congress to review and void the regulations Continue reading

Interior Department Continues Review Of Coal

coalplugPublic comments and transcripts from six public meetings concerning the Federal coal leasing program are now available online through the Bureau of Land Management.  Approximately 2,000 people attended meetings in 6 states including one held in Grand Junction in June.  The BLM is using input from the meetings and public comments to determine potential reforms for the Continue reading

Tipton And Others Question Financial Regulators

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Scott Tipton and 120 members of congress sent a letter yesterday addressed to United States financial regulators asking them for further clarifications of the regulations that they are applying to the nation’s financial institutions.  The letter expresses concern over the impact that expanding regulatory burdens are having on the ability of the nation’s banks, particularly those in small communities, to serve the economic needs of a Continue reading

Tipton Calls on Bennet to Support SAFE ACT

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has called on Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) to join him in advancing legislation to suspend admission of refugees from Syria into the United States until more stringent vetting processes are in place. Tipton is a co-sponsor of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which Continue reading

Investigation Into EPA Spill Expanded

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is expanding its investigation into a toxic spill from an inactive Colorado mine to include questions about whether the agency was following its own rules when it triggered the blowout. The inspector general’s office said yesterday that it will add more than a dozen lines Continue reading

Tipton Gives Update on Congressional Activity

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton phoned into Wild West Radio yesterday to give an update on what’s been going on in Congress. Tipton says there are a couple of bills he’s attached to that are expected to limit the authority of Federal Regulatory agencies, such as the EPA and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tipton has been working on two Continue reading

Dinosaur Turns 100

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur Natinoal Monument celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend. Activities start tonight at the monument and will take place on both the Utah and Colorado sides. The monument was designated in 1915, and expanded Continue reading

Congressional Committee Hears Testimony on Mine Spill

EPA-300Southwestern Colorado residents have told Congress the Gold King Mine blowout could cause long-term damage to their tourism-based economy, but they disagree on whether Superfund designation is the solution. A business owner, a county commissioner and a chamber of commerce official told the Senate Small Business Continue reading

Judge Rules BLM has No Authority over Fracking

frackingYesterday, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, finding that, “Congress has not Continue reading

Coffman Joins Fight Against Clean Power Plan

COFFMANAttorney General Cynthia Coffman has added Colorado to the growing number of states ready to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s unprecedented Clean Power Plan. Coffman’s announcement voiced her concern Continue reading