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The Denver Post: Rep. Scott Tipton’s hydropower bill gains almost unanimous House support: In a 416-7 vote, the House approved the measure that will allow small hydropower development projects within existing man-made Bureau of Reclamation conduits — pipelines, ditches and canals. The proposal eliminates duplicative environmental analysis and streamlines the regulatory process to make that development easier. The Interior Department says there are 373 canal sites nationwide — 28 in Colorado — that could be developed for hydropower purposes. Read more.
Tipton forest bill clears subcommittee with strong local support: The Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act (H.R. 818) is supported by many Colorado counties and the National Association of Counties, as well as state and national environmental organizations and conservation districts. Read more.
Craig Daily Press: Rep. Scott Tipton talks issues with Moffat County residents, commissioners: Sage grouse conservation, government control of public lands, energy and the future of rural post offices were among the topics discussed with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, during his visit to Craig on Wednesday. Read more.
Alamosa Valley Courier: Tipton meets with local officials: Congressman Scott Tipton (R) had a local conversation yesterday with Alamosa government and business leaders on a variety of topics from economy to immigration… Tipton said job creation is one of his passions as well, and he appreciated what the community is doing here to advance economic development. Read more.
Steamboat Today: US Rep. Tipton reintroduces hydropower, fire treatment bills to Congress: U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton told the Routt County Board of Commissioners and 10 of his constituents Tuesday that he’s optimistic regarding two bills he has reintroduced to Congress seeking to remove regulatory hurdles for small-scale hydropower generation and give local governments more of a say in mitigating the fire danger of dying forests in their areas. Read more.
Tipton statement on UN Arms Trade Treaty: “I am disappointed that the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to adopt the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with the support of President Obama’s Administration. The ATT includes provisions that infringe on our Constitution and reduce our sovereignty by attempting to regulate the transfer and purchase of domestic civilian arms in our country. This is not acceptable.” Read more.
Cortez Journal: Control grouse locally: County commissioners found a sympathetic ear in U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton when they expressed concern Monday about a chicken-like bird that’s been making headlines for over two months. The Republican Congressman immediately brought up the Gunnison sage-grouse, and preempted many of the commissioners’ concerns. Tipton said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “one-size-fits-all approach” is unsustainable. Read more.
Upcoming Event: Town hall meeting with Congressman Tipton in Cortez. Read more.