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 D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) made the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to finalize the delay of President Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Landslide Preparedness Act (H.R.1675) and the Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017 (H.R.4465) have been approved by the full Natural Resources Committee and will now move the House floor for consideration. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) cosponsored both pieces of legislation.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced the West Fork Fire Station Conveyance Act of 2017 (H.R. 4609), which would authorize the U.S. Forest Service to convey approximately three acres to Dolores County, permitting the county to build a fire station outside of the San Juan National Forest in Colorado.
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Bonita Peak Mining District would be added to Administrator Pruitt’s top ten superfund list.
WASHINGTON D.C. — During a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voiced his support for the National Landslide Preparedness Act (H.R. 1675), and questioned an expert witness on how this legislation would help to evaluate and reduce the risk of landslides. Tipton is a cosponsor of this legislation.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to increase hydropower production by expediting the permitting process and prioritizing completion of hydropower projects. The Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3043) passed the House with bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Planning for American Energy Act (H.R. 2907), a bill to set the United States on a path to developing a responsible, all-of-the-above energy strategy, has passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee and will now move to the House floor. The bill cleared the Committee with a vote of 17-13.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) voted to support proactive forest management in order to maintain healthy forests and prevent catastrophic wildfires. The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936), of which Tipton is a cosponsor, passed the House of Representatives with bi-partisan support.
Washington, DC -- During a Committee on Natural Resources hearing entitled Empowering State Based Management Solutions for Greater Sage Grouse Recovery, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) questioned three expert witnesses about the success of Western sage grouse management plans and emphasized the need for continued coordination between federal, state and local partners.
Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Planning for American Energy Act (H.R. 2907) was the focus of a hearing in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on Sept. 6, 2017. Tipton reintroduced the bill in the 115th Congress in June of 2017, renewing his push for an all-of-the-above approach to U.S.