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Rep. Scott Tipton urges federal agency to get rid of new methane rule

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, joined 56 other members of Congress on Wednesday in signing and sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell asking her to withdraw the Bureau of Land...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Environmental groups push EPA to hold mining companies accountable

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental groups are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to hold mining companies financially accountable for on-site damages at mines in a report released this...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hearing sought on Gold King spill reimbursement legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Thursday called for a hearing on a bill that would expedite reimbursements to communities impacted by last year’s...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bennet introduces wildfire-prevention bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., on Wednesday introduced a bill to provide more money for wildfire mitigation and prevention. The Wildfire Mitigation Assistance Act, which Bennet...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gold King Mine spill-related legislation inches forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the first anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill approaches on Aug. 5, legislation to help reclaim abandoned mine lands slowly moves through Congress, while Southwest...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cory Gardner introduces bill to strip Clinton’s security clearance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, co-sponsored a bill introduced Thursday that would revoke former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance. The bill, which is...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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House passes bill to push abandoned mine cleanup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abandoned mine land reclamation took a step forward in Congress this week as the House passed the “Bureau of Land Management Foundation Act,” which aims to set up funds to clean...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Firefighting budgets, resources subject of hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and other members of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources met this week to discuss a bill aimed at improving forest management and wildfire...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rep. Scott Tipton condemns Democrats’ U.S. House sit-in

WASHINGTON – Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, released a statement Thursday on Facebook condemning the sit-in by Democrats on the floor of the House. Nearly 100 Democrats took control of the chamber...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Michael Bennet joins U.S. House gun vote protest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., joined Democrats in the House on Wednesday in a sit-in to demand action that Congress take action to pass stricter gun control measures. Using the...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Study reveals much more natural gas in western Colorado

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday that new data show millions of barrels of shale oil and natural gas have been found in the Mancos Shale in the Piceance Basin on...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Innovations could help address abandoned mine problems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Innovations in the mining industry that could help the nation address the cleanup of abandoned mines were discussed last week during a hearing of the House Committee on Natural...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News