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.
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WASHINGTON –– U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today that Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) disbursed $108.1 million in Fiscal Year 2019 energy revenues to Colorado from energy production on federal and American Indian-owned lands and offshore areas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the EPA awarded the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment $1.17 million for water quality improvement projects in the Lower Arkansas and Lower Gunnison River basins. The money, funded through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act (Section 319) grant, will be used to improve the quality of ground and surface waters by removing pollutants such as selenium, metals and other nutrients. Following the announcement, Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) offered this statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced a bill to make the United States more competitive with China when it comes to the processing of rare earth minerals. Tipton’s bill, the Rare Earth Cooperative 21st Century Manufacturing Act (H.R. 4410), would establish a federal cooperative that would allow for companies to process rare earth minerals they rely on for manufacturing. China is currently the world leader in the rare earth mineral processing market and has used its position as leverage during the U.S.-China trade negotiations.
WASHINGTON – A bill aiming to increase renewable energy production on public lands is gaining broad support as it makes its way through the U.S. House.
A bipartisan group of 24 lawmakers – including Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez – introduced the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act on July 17. It has since picked up nine more co-sponsorships and had a hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced a bill today, the Reprioritizing Unserved Rural Areas and Locations for Broadband Act (RURAL Broadband Act) which if passed would improve the process for expanding broadband to rural communities. The bill was introduced with Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04).
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted in support of H.R. 2030, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act. Tipton cosponsored the bill and gave a speech on the House floor before it was passed.
In part, Tipton’s remarks read:
“Following a historic, two-decade long drought in the Southwest, I am glad to see an effective strategy produced after years of collaboration between the seven states involved and the federal government.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Congressman Scott Tipton was in Grand Junction Tuesday talking energy on the Western Slope.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressmen Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to pass bipartisan legislation to increase transparency and oversight of funds paid out under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). The Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (H.R.752) passed the House with a unanimous vote.
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) reintroduced bills to support responsible energy development and additional funding for education. The bills, the Planning for American Energy Act (H.R. 785) and the Education and Energy Act (H.R. 786), would provide benefits in rural communities throughout the West, as well as in communities across the country in the form of affordable energy and more education funding.