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Udall Says Obama Not Targeting Vermillion

mark-udall-300The following is a press release from Senator Mark Udall’s office.

Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, confirmed today that the Obama administration is not considering an Antiquities Act designation for the Vermillion Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Harmful Effects of Water Grab

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses on the impact that the proposed U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Groundwater Directive and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waters of the U.S. rule will have on Western water users including farmers and ranchers, ski areas, municipalities and others during a Continue reading

Supreme Court Says EPA Overstepped its Authority

EPA-300The Supreme Court agrees the Obama Administration has over reached its authority with a certain aspect of the new carbon emissions rules put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the majority opinion that they hold “that EPA exceeded its statutory authority when it interpreted Continue reading

Gardner Calls on Udall to Approve Keystone Pipeline

KEYSTONERepresentative Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  The project is expected to create around half a million jobs in the U.S.  Udall has repeatedly voted against the project.  At one time, the Environmental Continue reading

Obama Reportedly Wants to Designate Vermillion Basin as Monument

obamaRumors are rampant that  the Obama Administration wants to designate Vermillion Basin as a National Monument. The issue was brought up at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday.  According to David Boyd, a Public Affairs Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management, Commissioner Chuck Grobe Continue reading

EPA to Hold Hearings on New Carbon Emissions Rules

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency will hold four public hearings on the latest carbon emissions rules throughout the country.  The hearings will be held in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C.  The hearings are considered opportunities for interested parties to present data, views, or Continue reading

Group Asks Udall to Clarify Comment

AFPAmericans for Prosperity – Colorado is asking Senator Mark Udall to clarify his remarks that the EPA’s new carbon regulations are a “good start.” Noting the undisputed cost of the regulations to jobs and the economy and Continue reading

Coal Industry Reacts to EPA Rules

COAL-MINING-300The Colorado Mining Association (CMA) this week condemned the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations mandating the reduction of carbon dioxide from existing generating stations, saying that the new rules will cause extensive job losses and economic harm to America.  The Association says Continue reading

Forest Service Adds Four Aircraft to State’s Firefighting Fleet

FIRE DROPThe U.S. Forest Service says it is adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.  In a statement, the service said it will have a second Continue reading