Tag Archives: Obama

BLM Cannot Regulate Fracking

frackingA judge ruled earlier this week that federal regulators don’t have the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing. A US District Court Judge in Wyoming ruled that the Bureau of Land Management does not have the authority to regulate fracking because Congress has not given it that power. In his decision the judge wrote that it is not the courts role to decide whether Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Questioned

sage_grouse-300A group suing to block the Obama administrations sage grouse protection plan says that documents show that politics were the main reason behind the policy and that the program goes against the advice of experts. The plan sets aside land in 10 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. The lawsuit, by a group of rural Continue reading

Tipton Questions Obama Administration

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton, in an exclusive interview with Wild West Radio News, said that he believes the Obama administration and the EPA are doing everything they can to kill coal jobs across the country which is having a negative effect on families in  Northwest Colorado. During the interview, Congressman Tipton also responded to questions Continue reading

Western Energy Alliance Responds To Obama Plan

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEThe Western Energy Alliance responded last week to President Obama’s plan to impose methane reductions on existing oil and gas wells. Western Energy Alliance represents the oil and natural gas industry by advocating on its Continue reading

Tipton and Bennet Respond To Presidents Gitmo Proposal

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton responded yesterday to President Obama’s speech where he proposed closing the Guantanamo Bay prison before the end of his term in office. If the President moves ahead with a plan one of the possible locations to relocate detainees is the Supermax Prison in Florence Colorado. While Bennet and Tipton rarely agree, they both have come out against any call by the president to move the Guantanamo prisoners into prisons located in the United States. In his response to the President speech, Tipton stated that he believes Continue reading

Guantanamo Prisoners In Colorado

gardnerColorado’s U.S. Senator Cory Gardner was one of three Senators who responded yesterday to the Obama administration’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and relocate the remaining terrorists held there to a location on the mainland United States. In their statement the Senators said that a law passed in November explicitly bars the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to domestic soil. One of the Presidents proposed Continue reading

EPA Coal Plans Sparks Controversy

EPA-300Both sides of the pro and anti coal agenda continue to weigh in on the Obama Administration’s plan to review of the coal leasing program on federal lands, including a pause in “new significant coal leases”. On Friday Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the review could take as long as three years. Representative Scott Tipton said the plan “jeopardizes America’s energy future.” “This decision Continue reading

Feds Put Pause on New Coal Leasing

department-of-interiorSecretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Interior Department will put a pause on new coal leasing and launch a comprehensive review to identify and evaluate reforms to the federal coal program in order to ensure that it provides a fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet our energy needs. This is another step along the path that President Obama Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Call On Obama To Halt Oil And Gas Leases

wildearthThe WildEarth Guardians yesterday called on President Obama to order a review of what they call, “the climate change implications of the federal oil and gas program”, and a halt to new oil and gas leases on American public lands. In a release they say the Obama Administration has leased millions of acres of U.S. public lands to oil and gas Continue reading

Bennet And Tipton Respond To Obama Address

obamaTwo Colorado Legislators released statements regarding last night’s State of Union Address by President Obama. Congressman Scott Tipton said that “President Obama gave a damage control speech and Americans are fed up with seven years of the President’s go it alone overreach that disregards the Constitution and excludes any ideas that aren’t his own.” Tipton also asked if, “the American people are better off than they were seven years ago when the President took office.” Continue reading

Tipton, Gardner, Hickelooper Respond To Obama Gun Plans

gun contorlCongressman Scott Tipton issued a statement yesterday in response to the President’s executive orders on gun control. In the statement Tipton called the Presidents proposals “overreaching” and said the President is “playing Politics rather than working with Continue reading

Obama Talks About “War On Coal”

war on coal shirtPresident Obama has acknowledged that those who claim that he has a “war on coal” have “perfectly Legitimate” reasons to believe that there is indeed a war on coal. Obama made the remarks during and interview on NPR as he was explaining that there are good reasons to object to his policies. In a quote from the interview the Continue reading