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Tag Archives: Checks and Balances Project

Polis amendment to strip funding for oil shale passes by one vote

Polis amendment to strip funding for oil shale passes by one vote

Colorado U.S. Rep. Jared Polis' amendment to strip $25 million in subsidies for oil shale passed the House today on a 208-207 vote. The money will be redirected to deficit reduction. The measure failed earlier in the day by...

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June 6, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
‘Black Sunday’ lessons from 30 years ago coloring Colorado oil shale debate today

‘Black Sunday’ lessons from 30 years ago coloring Colorado oil shale debate today

Thirty years ago, Herb Bacon was working in the old U.S. Bank of Grand Junction when a man operating Exxon's local oil shale project walked into the lobby with his usual pep in his step. Little did either man know...

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May 2, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Watchdog group slams Tipton, Lamborn and Coffman as ‘stooges’ for oil, gas industries

Watchdog group slams Tipton, Lamborn and Coffman as ‘stooges’ for oil, gas industries

A trio of bills designed to invigorate drilling on public lands has a watchdog group casting U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton, Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman as “the Three Stooges for the oil and gas industry.”...

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April 30, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Watchdog group rebukes Congressman Tipton over financial ties to oil, natural gas

Watchdog group rebukes Congressman Tipton over financial ties to oil, natural gas

A campaign reform group skewered U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday for continuing to rake in big bucks from special interest groups and voting for oil and gas projects that could financially benefit him....

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April 23, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Obama touts record U.S. oil and gas production in wake of pipeline rejection

Obama touts record U.S. oil and gas production in wake of pipeline rejection

Rejecting both the Republican push for an accelerated Keystone XL oil pipeline and the GOP argument that he doesn’t care about jobs, President Barack Obama Wednesday touted his record of increased domestic oil and gas production. ...

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January 19, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Simmering for a century, Tipton, Lamborn want to put oil shale on front burner

The old joke on Colorado’s Western Slope – in a gallows humor kind of way – is that oil shale is the energy of the future … and always will be. But Colorado congressmen Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn say...

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August 24, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Survey says Coloradans are fed up with oil companies, want more renewables

Coloradans blame market speculation and oil companies for high gas prices, and the vast majority say the best way to bring prices down is to crackdown on market manipulation, according to a poll released Tuesday....

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August 24, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Coffman cites Obama’s tapping of strategic reserves in bill to promote onshore drilling

What Republican Congressman Cory Gardner hopes to do for offshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska, his fellow Colorado GOP House member Mike Coffman is looking to do for onshore drilling on federal lands across the country -- strip...

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June 28, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Study links soaring oil and gas profits to lobbying, political expenditures

Study links soaring oil and gas profits to lobbying, political expenditures

The nonprofit Checks and Balances Project today released an analysis of the skyrocketing profits of the nation’s top five oil and gas companies in the […]...

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April 29, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories, Uncategorized

House GOP members call Salazar’s ‘Wild Lands’ order a ‘War on the West’

House Republicans today began a week of what will no doubt be heated hearings aimed at blocking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s Wild Lands order that directed the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect millions of acres of federal...

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March 1, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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The Home Front: A ‘fight club’ in the El Paso County jail where jailers ‘tracked each time they used force against an inmate’

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