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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

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.

February 1, 2018 Press Release

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.

December 13, 2017 Press Release

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.

December 12, 2017 Press Release

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.

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.