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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

Poll Shows Westerners Want Balance of Environmental and Energy Values

wvpAccording to a public opinion poll released yesterday by Western Values Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling, one of the most accurate polling companies in America, the majority of western voters Continue reading

Supreme Court Rules Against EPA Over Power Plant Emissions

US SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a huge blow to the Obama Administration by ruling that the EPA far over-reached its authority with power plant emission limits. The ruling that came down today said the EPA “unreasonably” failed to consider the cost of the regulations. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion, which Continue reading

V-A Stripped of Ability to Manage Large Construction Projects

VETERANSThe U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a Denver-area hospital. The Senate voted Tuesday to amend a defense bill to give the Army Corps of Engineers management power over VA Continue reading

Nation’s Forests Need Disease and Wildfire Prevention

forest-service-signDrought has killed about 12 million trees in California’s national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and Continue reading

House Passes Bill to Force EPA to Reveal Science

EPA-300The House easily passed a bill yesterday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using “secret science”, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration. The bill, similar to past versions, would require the EPA to make public all details of any scientific research it uses in regulating. If the science isn’t public, the rule Continue reading

Spending Bill Would Delay Protections on Grouse

sage_grouse-300A legislative rider in Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that’s been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry. The Obama administration faced a September 2015 deadline to propose protections for greater sage grouse. But the spending package agreed to late Continue reading

Gardner, Udall Added to Energy Forum

forumThe upcoming forum on the state’s energy future has just gotten bigger. Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper and his republican challenger, Bob Beauprez will enlighten Coloradans as to what their plans are for the future of energy in the state. Hickenlooper has been a supporter of green energy projects, and has aligned himself with the Continue reading

Gardner Bashes Udall’s Energy Votes in Radio Address

gardnerRepublican Representative Cory Gardner is getting a little lift from his party. Gardner was selected to give Saturday’s weekly Republican party radio address. Gardner is challenging Democratic Senator Mark Udall in November. In his national radio speech, Gardner criticized the Obama administration and Senate Democrats for not approving the Keystone pipeline to Continue reading

Sierra Club Supports Udall

sierra clubThe Sierra Club has announced their support for Mark Udall in this year’s senate race. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, as Udall has been a strong supporter of the Obama Administration’s climate and energy policies and the war on coal. In fact, the Sierra Club says those are the reasons for their support. The group blasted Udall’s Continue reading

Senators Ask for More Comment Time on EPA Rules

EPA-300The U.S. Senate is asking the Obama Administration for more time to collect public comment on the EPA’s proposed carbon emissions rules. Yesterday a majority of the senate signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking for a 60-day extension due to the complexity and scope of the regulation. That Continue reading

Gardner and Udall Debate

gardnermark-udall-300Republican U.S. Representative Cory Gardner repeatedly connected Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall to the policies of the Obama administration Continue reading