Tom Ramstack

Position: As originally reported by Colorado Politics

Regulation of Colorado uranium mining awaits U.S. Supreme Court decision

A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court is creating uncertainties about the authority of states like Colorado to regulate uranium mines, such as one being considered for Weld County on the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Cory Gardner says Colorado natural gas could buy diplomatic influence in Europe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s plans for Colorado’s natural gas production reach far beyond economic development into U.S. foreign policy. “Colorado could play a key role in countering...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rep. Scott Tipton bill to protect landowners near federal property wins first approval

WASHINGTON – A congressional bill to protect property owners’ rights during federal land acquisitions has won first round approval but drew only cautious support from a major Colorado environmental...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado tribal advocates appeal to Congress to preserve Native American languages

WASHINGTON – A Colorado senator and tribal advocates have added their support to a plea to Congress to help preserve Native American languages. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Congress prepares to vote on cannabis research, treatment for veterans

WASHINGTON – A congressional committee approved a bill Tuesday that would allow cannabis to be used to treat veterans suffering chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. Both ailments...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado’s Democrats try to block U.S. census citizenship question

WASHINGTON – Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet joined a group of Senate colleagues this week in introducing a bill to block the Trump administration from asking residents about their citizenship on...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rep. Scott Tipton advocates energy leases to pay for national park maintenance

Federal lands would become a bigger source of revenue that helps maintain the infrastructure of national parks under a proposal supported this week by Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Tipton,...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Congress seeks wildfire prevention bill ahead of new burning season

WASHINGTON – Congress considered legislation Tuesday that seeks to avoid a repeat of the disastrous 2017 wildfire season that ravaged Colorado, California and other western states. A bill discussed...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado official requests immunity for environmentalists cleaning up mines

WASHINGTON – A Colorado Department of Natural Resources representative told Congress on Thursday that the federal government needs to grant immunity from liability to groups that try to clean up...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado congressmen seek national park maintenance funding

Donors who help fund maintenance and restoration of federal park land would get more public recognition under a proposal Tuesday from a Colorado congressman. Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Colorado law gives patients more transparency on medical fees

A new law that took effect this month means Colorado is joining states trying to force hospitals to reveal their fees before treatment. The law requires hospitals and doctors to publicly post their...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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