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2009-05-22 14:17:21

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted on Friday to oppose an amendment that would eliminate a provision requiring utility companies to use some form of renewable energy. The amendment was proposed by Republican Senator Jeff Sessions. It targeted a bill by Chairman Jeff Bingaman to require utilities to gather 15 percent of their overall energy from renewable sources by 2012. "The renewable electricity standard would put us on the track to becoming less dependent on...

2008-11-24 11:36:03

U.S. officials aren't acting on information to help Rocky Flats nuclear power plant employees exposed to radiation, a scientist said. Margaret Ruttenber of the Colorado Department of Public Health told the Rocky Mountain News she's collected data that show which workers were monitored for a particularly dangerous type of radiation emitted by neutrons. She said a federal scientist has known about the data since June. The information in the report would qualify the workers for medical care and...

2008-09-12 15:00:26

By STEVE TERRELL Three recent television commercials for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall stress a "do-it-all" philosophy for energy policy -- including more offshore drilling and nuclear power, in addition to developing alternative sources. The ads serve as rebuttals to attacks from his Republican opponent, Hobbs oil man Steve Pearce, who consistently has accused the Santa Fe Democrat of being in line with "extreme" and "far- left" environmentalists. Udall, for his part, has...

2008-09-11 18:00:17

By Charles Newton The sale of Roan Plateau natural gas leases on public land netted Colorado about $2,000 per acre. Nearby private land was leased for 20 times that amount. Why the difference?Public land is encumbered with almost impossible environmental red tape promoted by people like Democrats Bill Ritter and Mark Udall. Private land is not. (Note to Gov. Ritter: Don't ever complain about Colorado's state budget. Your party's policies just cost Colorado 900 million big ones.)No sane...

2008-08-29 12:01:12

By Sen Nancy Spence What started out earlier this year as one of the Democrats' leading issues - energy - may have become their Achilles' heel. Democrats were riding a wave of enthusiasm for wind and solar power as renewable-energy sources that minimized our "carbon footprint" amid concerns about global warming. Yet, this summer of soaring energy costs, especially at the gas pump, offered a reality check - and handed Republicans an opening to grab back the energy issue. "Renewable"...

2008-08-29 12:00:50

Colorado's Ken Salazar, a U.S. Senate colleague of Barack Obama, will nominate the presumptive Democratic Party nominee before the roll-call vote tonight at the Pepsi Center. Salazar, an Alamosa rancher in his first term in the Senate, gives the evening a Colorado flavor in a state where the presidential race between Obama and Republican John McCain is seen as a toss-up. On Thursday, the final night of the convention, plenty of Coloradans will take the podium before Obama gives his...

2008-08-22 09:01:01

By Raj Chohan The new attack ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee puts Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer in the "Big Oil" box over his ties to the oil and natural gas industry. Schaffer is battling Democratic opponent Mark Udall for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring senator Wayne Allard. The 30-second spot is called "Meet Bob." Ad: Meet Bob Schaffer. In Congress he voted to give the oil companies over $10 billion in tax breaks. The claim is true. As a...

2008-08-15 09:00:57

By Jack Palmer U.S. Rep. Mark Udall's main attack on Bob Schaffer is that he is in the pocket of "Big Oil" and has received campaign donations from "Big Oil."ExxonMobil,the poster child of "Big Oil," has itself paid more than $64 billion in income taxes over the past several years. "Big Oil" employs hundreds of thousands of American workers. "Big Oil" pays millions of dollars in dividends to Americans who own "Big Oil" in their 401(k)s and IRAs. And "Big Oil" spends billions in research and...

2008-08-15 09:00:57

By Ed Sealover Colorado's U.S. Senate candidates are nothing if not flexible when it comes to energy policy. Thursday, longtime renewable- energy champion Mark Udall declared he's "always been for drilling." His Republican rival, former oil company officer Bob Schaffer, described himself as a "renewable- energy executive." The statements, made during a recorded television debate, illustrate the length to which both men are going to offer moderate positions as polls show opinion...

2008-08-15 00:00:34

By Lynn Bartels Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Udall unveiled an energy plan Wednesday that includes offshore drilling, the hot-button topic in politics in Colorado and the nation. Udall, a congressman from Eldorado Springs, stood with U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Denver, on the west steps of the Capitol to talk about their proposal to return to Washington in September and push for a comprehensive energy plan before the year is out. Republicans charged that Udall suddenly supports...


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