Tag Archives: economic impact

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

National Organization Airs Ads Opposing EPA Proposal

EPA-300A statewide Colorado television spot launched yesterday by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) highlights the costly economic impact the state will feel from the Obama Administration’s proposed ozone regulation. The ad follows two recent national television spots by the NAM as part of a growing 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

Police Chiefs Wrap up Marijuana Training Conference

MARIJUANA-300The final day of of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police training conference on marijuana concluded last week with discussions of the Colorado marijuana industry perspective, the challenges of good data collection, and the importance of cross-collaboration with other public agencies. Discussions at the CACP’s Continue reading

River Guide Applications Available Online

colorado parksThe 2015 Colorado Parks and Wildlife River Outfitter License Application is now available online. CPW, through licensing and regulation, ensures each river guide has completed the necessary coursework and has the appropriate skill and ability to lead others on river rafts or boating excursions. According to the Colorado Continue reading

Gardner Urges Udall to Get Behind Keystone Pipeline

KEYSTONEThe Senate will likely vote soon on a resolution to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Citing studies that demonstrate the pipeline’s positive economic impact and environmentally sound planning, Representative Cory Gardner called out Senator Mark Udall for repeatedly Continue reading