Capital Watch

PREVENT TRANSFER OF OIL & GAS MANAGEMENT TO INDIVIDUAL STATES

Target: Representative Scott Tipton Action: Call Representative Tipton at (970) 241-2499 (Grand Junction Office) and tell him you’re disappointed with his committee vote in support of the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand (SECURE) American Energy Act” and urge him to vote NO on the act when it reaches the House floor. Key Messages: I am calling to express strong opposition to H.R. 4239, the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand (SECURE) American Energy Act” This bill would transfer management authority for the permitting of federal oil and gas resources [...]

PREVENT TRANSFER OF OIL & GAS MANAGEMENT TO INDIVIDUAL STATES 2018-05-24T00:11:47+00:00

PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE WILDERNESS ACT

Target: Representative Scott Tipton Action: Call Representative Tipton at (970) 241-2499 (Grand Junction Office) or (202) 225-4761 (D.C. office) and ask him to continue his support of wilderness by opposing HR 1349. Key Messages: I am calling to ask Congressman Tipton to oppose H.R. 1349 which would remove protections for Wilderness Areas by allowing numerous forms of mechanized travel in designated wilderness. 85% of public lands in Colorado are available for mountain biking. Opening up wilderness areas to bikes is not necessary and would only cause tremendous ecological harm and significant management challenges. Thank you for [...]

PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE WILDERNESS ACT 2018-05-24T00:44:40+00:00

STOP THE ANTI-FOREST FARM BILL

Target: Representative Scott Tipton Action: Call Representative Tipton at (970) 241-2499 (Grand Junction) or (202) 225-4761 (D.C.) and tell him to VOTE NO on the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2). Key Messages: I am calling to urge Representative Tipton to vote “no” on the House Farm Bill as currently drafted. Provisions in the bill threaten our national forests and undermine bedrock environmental protections. It is not what most Coloradans, or Mr. Tipton’s constituents, want for their public lands. The House Farm Bill includes several provisions that would decrease public input and environmental review on forestry [...]

STOP THE ANTI-FOREST FARM BILL 2018-05-24T00:46:29+00:00

REJECT TRUMP’S ANTI-PUBLIC LANDS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Target: Colorado’s Senators Action: Call Colorado’s Senators and tell them to reject Trump’s infrastructure plan. Reach Senator Gardner at (970) 245-9553 and Senator Bennet at (970) 241-6631. Key Messages: I am upset and disappointed that Trump’s plan for improving our nation’s infrastructure would sacrifice environmental safety and public health. Please vote against any proposal that would weaken the public’s voice in making sure our natural resources are protected. Trump’s infrastructure plan would allow oil and gas pipelines to be built through National Parks. Please do not prioritize big oil at the expense of our national [...]

REJECT TRUMP’S ANTI-PUBLIC LANDS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN 2018-05-24T00:47:57+00:00

TELL THE BLM TO STOP THEIR SHAM PLANNING PROCESS AND LET THE COURTS DECIDE

Target: Bureau of Land Management Action: Submit your comments below Tell the BLM it’s premature and irresponsible to move forward with management planning for reduced Bears Ears and Grand Staircase boundaries In December, President Donald Trump dismantled Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, eliminating 2 million acres of public land protections. Now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with creating land-use management plans, using the diminished monument boundaries. Trump's Proclamations 9681 and 9682 are currently subjects of ongoing legal challenges and could be overturned by the courts. Until the courts have [...]

TELL THE BLM TO STOP THEIR SHAM PLANNING PROCESS AND LET THE COURTS DECIDE 2018-05-24T00:50:11+00:00

PROTECT THE BLM’S METHANE WASTE PREVENTION RULE

Target: Secretary Zinke Action: Click here to submit your comments to Secretary Zinke Key Messages: More than $330 million worth of natural gas is wasted on public and tribal lands each year. Taxpayers could lose out on $800 million in royalties over the next decade because of venting and flaring natural gas, according to a Western Values Project report. This doesn’t include leaks. 75% of registered voters in Western states support cutting natural gas waste on public lands, according to a 2017 poll by Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project. Major western papers love it. [...]

PROTECT THE BLM’S METHANE WASTE PREVENTION RULE 2018-05-24T00:51:46+00:00

PROTECT THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FROM OIL AND GAS DRILLING

Target: Secretary Ryan Zinke Action: Submit your comments below Deadline: June 20, 2018 It’s hard to imagine a place more special or deserving of being left on its own than the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Unfortunately, the Department of Interior has began the process of opening the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas leasing. The information gathered during this first comment period will inform the final decision on whether to open the Refuge to oil and gas leasing. Please take action now to protect the Arctic.

PROTECT THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FROM OIL AND GAS DRILLING 2018-05-24T00:53:35+00:00