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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Energy and Environment

Spanning the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District is blessed with abundant natural resources, open spaces, and scenic beauty. Our energy portfolio includes traditional energy resources like natural gas, oil, and clean coal, as well as renewable sources like wind, solar, and hydropower. Development of our energy resources must be done carefully and responsibly, so that we can preserve our state’s environment and pristine beauty. To that end, I am committed to keeping Colorado beautiful for this and future generations through responsible conservation and forest management, and by ensuring that our open spaces and public lands remain accessible, so that people from all around the world continue to visit and experience our world-class skiing, hiking, angling, hunting and many other types of outdoor recreation.

More on Energy and Environment

September 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, during a full hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) spoke in support of his bill, the Land Ownership Collaboration Accelerates Life Act, known as the LOCAL Act (H.R. 6344). The LOCAL Act would encourage localized, proactive conservation efforts to help prevent listings under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

September 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) legislation to reauthorize the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cheney Disposal Cell in Mesa County, which receives radioactive waste materials that were produced decades ago during the uranium milling process, passed off the House Floor with a bipartisan vote. The Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 2278), would extend the Cheney Disposal Cell’s authorization until 2030.

September 12, 2018 In The News

Federal administration and elected officials in Grand Junction Tuesday touted not just the job benefits but the geopolitical case for liquefied natural gas export projects like Jordan Cove in Oregon, while an official for that project said space in it is being set aside for gas production from the Rockies.

July 21, 2018 In The News

Every parent, teacher, and school administrator in Colorado would agree that funding our schools is of the utmost importance. If our state and nation's future is going to be a successful one, then the workforce of tomorrow must have access to qualified educators and sufficient resources.

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) legislation to help states support public education through the responsible development of energy resources. The Education and Energy Act (H.R. 5859) will now move to the House Floor for consideration.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Education and Energy Act (H.R. 5859), a bill to help states support K-12 and public higher education through the responsible development of energy resources, received a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

June 1, 2018 Press Release

GRAND JUNCTION, CO – Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) stressed the importance of utilizing Western Colorado’s vast energy resources at a House Natural Resources Committee field hearing entitled Examining the Natural Gas and Oil Shale Opportunities in Western Colorado.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced the Education and Energy Act (H.R. 5859), a bill that will help states support K-12 and public higher education through the responsible development of energy resources.

March 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) made the following statement after the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the nationwide stay on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

February 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – During a House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing on global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) markets, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) questioned a panel of expert witnesses on the importance of responsibly developing LNG resources, market opportunities for U.S. LNG in Asia, and the opportunity that the Mancos Shale deposit in the Piceance Basin presents for Colorado and the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Project.