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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

December 11, 2017 Press Release

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.

November 30, 2017 Press Release

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.

November 8, 2017 Press Release

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.

November 8, 2017 Press Release

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.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

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.

October 26, 2017 Press Release

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.  

September 7, 2017 Press Release

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.

July 27, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) formally proposed a rule to withdraw the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
July 21, 2017 Press Release
Energy demand is growing in the United States. In order to meet the energy needs of the future, it is critical that we develop and all-of-the-above energy strategy that incorporates renewable resources, as well as responsible development of fossil fuels.
July 20, 2017 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to streamline the process the federal government uses to build and improve energy infrastructure.