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  • Dems launch a defense of climate warming scientists, national laboratories
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Is a climate-change purge coming to Golden? If you're one of the nearly 1,700 people working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, you should pay attention to this. The Trump administration's transition team is asking for the names and other information about who works on climate change, especially those in top positions. Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter plans to put up a fight, according to a letter from 26 House Democrats, including Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver, addressed to ... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers among those expressing “extreme concern” over Trump team probe of federal lab employees
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Twenty-seven members of Congress, all Democrats, sent a letter to president-elect Donald Trump on Monday expressing concern over the presidential transition team’s effort to collect personal information from employees of federal laboratories. The signatories, which include Democratic U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Diana DeGette, cited a Washington Post story published earlier this monththat said the transition team had asked for “a list of the top 20 salaried employees of the labs, the labs’ peer-... Read more

  • Perlmutter Works to Protect Employees and Work of NREL and Other National Laboratories
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined 26 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to send a letter to President-elect Trump expressing concerns over reports the Trump transition team has asked for personal information of employees at Department of Energy National Laboratories (DOE labs). The 27 members represent and/or sit on committees with jurisdiction over the 17 DOE National Laboratories. “The 7th Congressional District is home to the National Renewable Energy L... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Gardner, Bennet Measure Paves Way for Commerce City Development
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Washington, DC – The United States Senate today approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017, which included a provision introduced by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) - the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Amendment. The NDAA will now head to President Obama’s desk for signature. The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Amendment allows for an environmental assessment to evaluate the removal of deed restrictions, which currently prohib... Read more

  • Congressional bill should pave way for more development near former Rocky Mountain Arsenal
    Posted in In the News on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Land owned by Commerce City that was formerly part of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal may soon be able to shed government-mandated restrictions on its development, opening up opportunities for new retail and housing in a city eager to jettison its long standing industry-heavy image. The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision allowing for an environmental assessment to evaluate the removal of the deed restrictions on land purchased by the ci... Read more

  • Bill opens a door for Commerce City to redevelop part of the old Rocky Mountain Arsenal
    Posted in Articles on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment, Jobs & the Economy

    Rocky Mountain Arsenal was used by the U.S. Army for decades to manufacture chemical weapons. Like Rocky Flats, which was a former nuclear facility, large portions of the site are now a wildlife refuge. Outside the boundaries of the refuge are roughly 1,000 acres that Commerce City would like to develop for housing, shops and offices. That project hasn’t moved forward because covenants on the land prohibit the construction of transportation infrastructure, housing and retail. However, a provisio... Read more

  • Rocky Mountain Greenway Seeks To Link Neighborhoods To Nature
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Content originally published by Mountain Town News on June 6th, 2016. With the snip of a ribbon Saturday morning, a 25-mile trail linking three national wildlife refuges in metropolitan Denver was formally opened. Now, it’s on to Boulder and then Lyons—and, perhaps someday, to Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s called the Rocky Mountain Greenway. A dais set up in the park adjacent to the Standley Lake Library in Arvada was loaded with local, state and federal politicos. Trails and open space enj... Read more

  • Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Bipartisan Mining Reform Legislation in an Underground Mining Classroom
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative field hearing in Idaho Springs, Colorado on H.R. 3734, the “Mining Schools Enhancement Act,” introduced by Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-NV). This bill, in combination with H.R. 3843 (Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)), the “Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance Fees Act,” and H.R. 3844 (Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)), the “Energy and Minerals Reclamation Foundation Establishment Act,” comprise a larger mining development and reclama... Read more

  • D.C. lawmakers meet inside Colorado mine
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy/Environment

    Content originally published by The Durango Herald on December 14th, 2015 The first-ever congressional hearing inside a mine was held Monday, offering a dramatic image of the impact the Gold King Mine spill has had on policy talks. The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held its field hearing inside the Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs, where the panel discussed legislation aimed at training and recruiting engineers to work on mining reclamation efforts. “This is weird,” said U.S. Rep. Rob... Read more

  • Time for Action on Commercial Weather Data
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Energy/Environment

    Content originally published on Spacenews.com on October 26th, 2015 by Rep. Jim Bridenstine — October 26, 2015 Commercial space-based weather satellites, owned and operated by private companies, can augment the federal government’s weather data, be assimilated into our numerical weather models, and substantially improve our ability to predict severe weather. This is my firm conviction. I represent the state of Oklahoma. My constituents year after year find their lives threatened by severe storm... Read more

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