Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03)
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 Tipton’s energy positions here.
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May 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) joined with members of the House Energy Action Team in a letter addressed to Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Chair of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell, requesting that all industries receive equal access to the Main Street Lending Program (Main Street). This newly established program, created under the CARES Act, is intended to serve as a temporary lifeline for small and medium-sized businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
May 6, 2020 Press Release
Pueblo, Colo. — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the City of Pueblo, Colo., will receive a $300,000 Brownfields grant to assess and revitalize properties in the city’s downtown and riverfront areas. The City is among 151 communities across the nation receiving over $65.6 million in EPA Brownfields funding through our Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant programs.
May 3, 2020 In The News
Mankind is no stranger to global pandemics. Outbreaks of deadly viruses have and will continue to test our resiliency and force us to band together to find ways to contain the spread, build immunity, or quickly find a vaccine. This approach, however, only works when accurate information is readily available, and all impacted nations and health agencies can effectively coordinate together.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) certified the construction of the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline project. After spearheading the effort to ensure FERC acted quickly on the project after failing to render a decision in February, Congressman Tipton (CO-03) praised the announcement:
March 2, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C.—Congressmen Scott Tipton (CO-03) and Ben McAdams (UT-04) introduced legislation to support the fight against invasive species infesting western lakes and reservoirs, threatening water quality, quantity, and recreational opportunities. The Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels Act of 2019 is supported by the Western Governors Association, among others.
February 20, 2020 Press Release
Following the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision today to delay its vote on the Jordan Cove Project, Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sent a letter to FERC Chairman Chaterjee urging the Commission to minimize further delays in permitting for the project. Tipton’s letter reads:
January 30, 2020 In The News
On Wednesday, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics amended the reauthorization legislation for NASA to include U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s proposal for a Space Resources Institute.
“It’s critical that there be a federal framework to guide future innovators looking to explore regions beyond Earth,” Tipton said. “Colorado has long served as a gateway for aeronautical research and development, and this legislation will ensure this role continues for years to come.”
January 29, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics accepted an amendment offered by Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) during the markup of the NASA Reauthorization legislation. The amendment contained identical language to the Space Resources Institute Act, which he and Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) introduced earlier in the 116th Congress.
January 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, Members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the improved definition for “waters of the United States” with the Navigable Waters Protection Rule:
January 22, 2020 In The News
Local agencies working on the ground should decide whether to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, according to a renewed bill from Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez.
The bill, called the LOCAL Act, is one of 17 proposed legislative changes to the Endangered Species Act from House lawmakers in the Western Caucus, a group originally born out of frustration with federal regulation of resources in Western states.