Tag Archives: Congressman Scott Tipton

McCarthy to Visit Site of EPA Spill

mccarthyThe administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency will visit Durango today to observe the response efforts of crews working to cleanup last week’s mine waste spill that turned the Animas River orange, sparking an emergency declaration in two states. The EPA’s Gina McCarthy will also visit Farmington, New Continue reading

EPA Under Fire for Lack of Information in Creek Contamination

EPA-300Last week, while conducting work at Gold King Mine in Colorado, the EPA and the State Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety triggered a large release of mine wastewater into Cement Creek. The EPA was trying to re-open the portal to the mine. The EPA says it is working closely with first responders and local and state officials Continue reading

House Passes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to require Congressional approval of any federal regulation with an economic impact over $100 million. The REINS Act, of which Congressman Scott Tipton is a co-sponsor, seeks to cut red tape, curb overregulation and reduce onerous compliance Continue reading

Tipton Speaks About ColoWyo on House Floor

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to continue to pressure U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to take every action necessary to save the 220 jobs at the Colowyo Mine. Tipton met with Secretary Jewell and Western Colorado leaders in Continue reading

Kinkaid Reviews Meeting with Jewell

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid gave a review of his meeting with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell yesterday. Kinkaid met with Jewell and other federal officials Friday night in Glenwood to talk about the ColoWyo situation. Several other local, state and federal officials were there, including Commissioners from Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Delta Counties, Moffat Continue reading

Tipton Crashes Jewell Meeting

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton made a surprise visit to a meeting Friday night in Glenwood with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, BLM Director Neil Kornze, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Craig Mayor Ray Beck. The meeting was to discuss the future of the Colowyo Mine. Jewell agreed to the Continue reading

Congress Passes Bill to Prevent Forest Wildfires

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan forest management bill to encourage proactive management and wildfire prevention. The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 (H.R. 2647), of which Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) is a co-sponsor, contains concepts from several previously introduced pieces of forest Continue reading

Lawmakers Express Disappointment No Appeal was Filed in ColoWyo Case

coloyowYesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) sent Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell a follow-up letter expressing disappointment with the Interior Department’s Continue reading

Tipton Pleased with Supreme Court Ruling on Power Plant Emissions

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he is pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency did not do enough cost analysis before implementing their new power plant emissions rule. The Court said that the EPA did not consider the cost of compliance to the plants, the communities Continue reading

Tipton to Visit Craig and Steamboat Next Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Craig and Steamboat next week to hold a number of events. On Monday, Tipton will start his day with a meeting with the Moffat County Commissioners to provide a legislative update and discuss issues important to Moffat County, including the Colowyo Mine, the PILT (pilt) program, Sage Continue reading

Gardner Praises Decision to Withdraw Water Rule

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded yesterday the United States Forest Service’s decision to formally withdraw its proposed groundwater directive. The directive, which would have drastically increased federal authority and regulation of groundwater in western states, had elicited concerns from non-partisan groups like the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) Continue reading

Senator Gardner Talks to Senate About ColoWyo

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor yesterday to discuss the hugely negative impact that the closure of the Colowyo Mine would have on Northwest Colorado’s families and economy. The mine is threatened by a Federal District Court order determining that the Office of Surface Mining failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act in Continue reading