Tag Archives: Representative Scott Tipton

Reactions to Sage Grouse Decision

sage_grouse-300Several organizations and individuals have spoken out about yesterday’s decision by the Interior Department that keeps the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton praised the decision as a measurement of the conservation efforts Continue reading

Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Yellow Billed Cuckoo Protection

us-fish-wildlife-300Representative Scott Tipton and Senator Cory Gardner have written a letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe regarding the Yellow Billed Cuckoo. The bird is the next species Fish and Wildlife is considering adding protections for in the way of an Endangered Listing. Critical Habitat has been identified in Western Colorado, however the lawmakers say the state is “on the Continue reading

Front Range Organizations Support ColoWyo

coloyowOrganizations on the Front Range are now going to bat for ColoWyo Coal Mine. A letter was sent yesterday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Continue reading

Forest Service Withdraws Proposed Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONThe U.S. Forest Service has officially withdrawn its proposed Groundwater Management Directive, an initiative highly criticized as an attempt by the federal government to control and regulate all bodies of water in the U.S. The directive would have caused major problems for farmers and ranchers, as it would have included Continue reading

June Events Keep Focus on Energy in Craig

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300There are a couple of June events that will have energy interests focused on Craig. The Air Quality Control Commission plans to hold their summer retreat in Craig June 17th through the 19th. This will be the first time the Commission has visited the area. The retreat will include workshops, tours of Tri-State and Trapper Mine, Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers Speak Out Against New EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONColorado Senator Cory Gardner and Representative Scott Tipton have spoken out against the EPA’s new “Waters of the United States” rule. The rule expands the EPA’s reach to include any body of water in the U.S. Rivers and streams, agricultural reservoirs, ponds, ditches, and more are now under the protection Continue reading

Tipton Talks ColoWyo

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Representative Scott Tipton talked with Wild West Radio Friday about the situation facing ColoWyo Coal Mine. Tipton says he and other lawmakers have written letters to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and have talked with her staff. He says at this point they are pressing upon two main issues; whether or not an appeal is Continue reading

Gardner Urges Jewell to Help Keep ColoWyo Operational

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner has drafted a letter to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the decision issued against ColoWyo mine by a federal judge. The letter states the devastation the ruling would have on the economies of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. The mine is located in both counties, and is the primary provider of coal to Tri-State’s Craig Station. The judge Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Say Hickenlooper is in Their Corner

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300The Moffat County Commissioners say they are confident Colorado’s governor will stick up for them when it comes to both Sage Grouse issues, and the federal ruling on ColoWyo Mine’s expansion. Commissioner Chuck Grobe yesterday said their meeting with Governor Hickenlooper on Tuesday went well.  The Continue reading

House Votes Again to Repeal Obamacare

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted again to repeal the President’s failed healthcare law. H.R. 596 would fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and instruct House committees to submit an alternative plan. In the last Congress, the House voted three times to fully repeal Obamacare. The bills were blocked by Harry Continue reading

USDA Awards Money for Hydropower Programs

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $8 million to projects in Colorado’s 3rd District under the agency’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) created under the new conservation title of the 2014 Farm Bill. The Continue reading

House Passes Work Week Bill

workweekLawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to restore the full-time 40-hour work week. Obamacare requires all businesses with the equivalent of over 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage Continue reading