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Rep. Tipton to meet with Garfield County commissioners on Monday

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Third District Congressman Scott Tipton will be in town Monday morning to discuss regional policy issues with the Garfield County commissioners.

The meeting is scheduled from 7:30-8:30 a.m., according to a press statement from Rep. Tipton's office.

The meeting will take place at the Garfield County Administration Building, 108 Eighth St., Suite 213, prior to the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Energy policy issues are likely to top the agenda for the discussion. On Friday, Tipton, R-Cortez, re-introduced his "all-of-the-above" domestic energy legislation in Congress.

Under the title "Planning for American Energy Act," H.R. 1394 "would unleash the potential for thousands of new jobs as well as establish a reliable, affordable and secure source of American energy through responsible production," according to a separate statement from Tipton's office released on Friday.

"The Planning for American Energy Act would provide our country with full control over our domestic energy future by putting into place a responsible plan that develops all of our energy resources to meet the needs of the American people," Tipton said in the prepared statement.

The legislation establishes the nonpartisan Energy Information Administration, which would be charged with projecting domestic energy needs for the next 30 years, to be used as the basis for four-year production plans.

The bill allows for energy development on public lands, including wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, in addition to oil and gas and clean coal development. Such development would be in accordance with the multiple-use management standard established by the Federal Land Policy Management Act, according to Tipton.


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