Nomination deadline for academies is Oct. 6

RBC I Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) office is currently accepting applications from students who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy in 2015.

Guest Editorial: Tipton: EPA, USFS impact farmer, rancher rights

WASHINGTON I Recently U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO3) questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing to review the Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Agricultural Exemptions.

Tipton: USFS still after water grab

RBC I On Monday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO3) called the latest U.S. Forest Service permit condition for ski area water rights insufficient to protect water users from agency abuses.

Tipton wants local input on USFS travel management plans

RBC I Last week, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) stressed the need for legislation to require the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to collaborate with affected local communities on travel management plans before implementing new rules.

Tipton fights group to keep energy costs low

RBC I U.S. Rep. Tipton (R-CO) reported recently that a radical litigation group is attempting to manipulate the marketplace and drive up electricity costs for rural Colorado families.

Tipton, others seek transparency in species act

RBC I During a House Natural Resources Committee hearing last week, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) underscored that federal agencies’ refusal to disclose scientific data used in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing process raises questions on the validity of the data and undermines species preservation efforts.

Udall and Tipton work toward making Monument into park

DENVER I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton unveiled a bipartisan proposal last week — stemming from their years-long discussion with Mesa County residents, businesses and leaders — to re-designate Colorado National Monument as a national park. The community-driven recommendations, developed by a committee the lawmakers assembled in June 2013, reflect local […]

Tipton blasts latest attempt by EPA to control nation’s water

WASHINGTON I On Friday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) raised concerns that a draft Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule would drastically broaden the agency’s regulatory authority over all wetlands and waterways.

Private water rights still at risk

RBC I With great foresight, the founders of this nation endeavored to protect private property from the federal government. In the West, we know that this protection extends to privately-held water rights.

Tipton pushes Jewell for sage grouse goals

RBC I On Friday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO3) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to provide measurable goals for the preservation of the Greater Sage Grouse and the Gunnison Sage Grouse.

Tipton bill to stop USFS seizures of water rights passes committee

WASHINGTON I Last week, the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee passed Rep. Scott Tipton’s (R-Colo.) Water Rights Protection Act (H.R.3189) with bipartisan support, clearing the effort to protect privately-held water rights from federal takings for a vote in the House of Representatives.

Monument may become national park

RBC I After years of public input and meetings, Sen. Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, and Rep. Scott Tipton, of the House Committee on Natural Resources, announced the formation of a local executive committee to help craft discussion-draft legislation to re-designate the Colorado National Monument as a national park.