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  • Bennet backs BLM move to Western state
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Moving the Bureau of Land Management headquarters out of Washington, D.C., has the conditional support of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Any move out of the nation's capital could earn Bennet's support "as long as the move is more than symbolic and includes resources to better manage our public lands," his office said in a statement. Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton, both Colorado Republicans, offered companion bills in the House and Senate to move the agency's headquarters, which emp... Read more

  • Bill In Congress Could Bring BLM To Colorado
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    DENVER (CBS4) – Rep. Jared Polis is the latest to join an effort to move the Bureau of Land Management out of Washington DC and into the West. “Our public lands are in Colorado and Utah and Arizona and to have people that are helping to administer them that are closer to the land will be a step up in public land management,” said the Democrat who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican who represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, introduced the ... Read more

  • LOMAX: Solar trade barriers won’t help American workers
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    There’s nothing wrong with a vigorous debate over where, when and how we get the energy needed to run our households, businesses and the broader economy. But too often, the debate over energy policy is falsely portrayed as an all-or-nothing, zero-sum game. In reality, it takes a mix of different energy sources working together to support our way of life. Politicians and political campaigners who suggest otherwise, pitting the different energy sources against each other in a winner-take-all conte... Read more

  • How about a BLM move under tree?
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Coloradans have a lot of sugar plums dancing in their heads this holiday season. Santa Claus metaphors are particularly apt when it comes to three blockbuster deals that could greatly alter the economic landscape of the state — and the Western Slope — for decades to come. Why? Because there's nothing Coloradans can really do to make them happen. They're things to be decided by a corporation, a federal agency and Congress. It's just a waiting game — much like a child going to bed on Christmas Ev... Read more

  • Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis join effort to relocate BLM’s headquarters to the West (and possibly Colorado)
    Posted in In the News on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Democrats Ed Perlmutter and Jared Polis have joined their Republican congressional colleagues in backing legislation that would allow the Bureau of Land Management to relocate it headquarters to the West, and possibly to Colorado. The U.S. House members of Arvada and Boulder, respectively, have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, encouraging the relocation of BLM’s central operations from Washington, D.C., to the region of the country where it mainly operate... Read more

  • Two Dems join bill to move BLM to West
    Posted in In the News on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Two Front Range Democrats have thrown support behind legislation that would move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to a Western state — and ultimately in Grand Junction. U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Arvada and Jared Polis of Boulder signed on as cosponsors of the bill by Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican, that would require the BLM to move its offices to one of the states in which it manages vast swaths of land. "Relocating BLM headquarters to the West would be a natural fit... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Polis Endorse BLM Relocation To West, Colorado
    Posted in In the News on December 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Three Western Democrats have joined fifteen Republicans in co-sponsoring a House bill that would move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management out of Washington, D.C. to one of twelve Western states. The bill calls for shifting the Department of the Interior agency to one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) signed onto Rep. Scott Tipton’s (R-Colo.) bill in J... Read more

  • Colorado Democrats criticize Trump’s Utah monuments decision as a threat to public lands elsewhere
    Posted in In the News on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Colorado’s top Democrats were swift to blast President Donald Trump’s decision Monday to scale back two national monuments in neighboring Utah, calling it a move that puts public lands at risk. “Preserving and expanding our national monuments is keeping in the best traditions of our country,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a statement. “In Colorado, we value our lands because they are part of our fabric and they strengthen local economies. We hope our leaders can find a way to let monuments rema... Read more

  • Perlmutter Reacts to Unprecedented Attack on Public Lands and National Monuments
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) reacted to the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the size of two national monuments, Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante – the largest reduction in protected federal land in the nation’s history. “This year we’ve seen a concerted effort by the Trump administration to roll back federal protections of public lands and even to devolve certain federal lands to state or local control. This type of attack on our public l... Read more

  • Trump’s reduction of national monuments draws impassioned reactions in Colorado
    Posted in In the News on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    WASHINGTON — Colorado’s environmentalists and Democratic politicians blasted President Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that he would drastically reduce the size of two wilderness national monuments in Utah. Some asked whether federal land in Colorado would be next. “In Colorado, we value our lands because they are part of our fabric and they strengthen local economies,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said in a statement. “We hope our leaders can find a way to let monuments remain and return their foc... Read more

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