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  • Coffman Urges U.S. Treasury To Keep Russian Sanctions in Place
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Energy

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, requesting the U.S. Treasury Department decline Exxon Mobil Corporation’s request for a waiver of the sanctions against Russia in order to allow Exxon Mobil to proceed with its drilling projects in the Black Sea in partnership with Rosneft, the Russian state-owned oil corporation. Coffman states: “The United States placed sanctions on Russia after that country’s illegal annexation of Cri... Read more

  • Republicans and Democrats Back Bill to Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Jerry Moran are leading a bipartisan effort to reintroduce tax code legislation aimed at leveling the playing field for renewable energy investment. The Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act would enable renewable energy investors to share in tax advantages presently available only to fossil fuel investors. Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are taxed as partnerships but also allow numerous investors to hold a small stake similar to stock ownership. As a qualifica... Read more

  • Rockies GOP Lawmakers Push Jordan Cove LNG Project
    Posted in In the News on January 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Fourteen Republican members of Congress on Monday urged FERC to quickly finish its environmental review of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project along the south-central coast of Oregon. They called the project the only outlet to overseas markets for gas produced in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Sens. John Barrasso and Michael Enzi from Wyoming joined Sens. Cory Gardner (CO), Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee from Utah and Republican House members from the three states -- Rob ... Read more

  • Senators urge FERC to support Jordan Cove LNG
    Posted in In the News on January 13, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    US Senator John Barrasso and 13 other lawmakers from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, have called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to support the Jordan Cove LNG export project. The group has asked that the FERC complete the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project as soon as possible. In a letter to FERC Chairman, Cheryl LaFleur, the group expressed support for the LNG export facility at Jordan Cove in southwest Oregon. The Jordan Cove LNG export project would gi... Read more

  • Supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Today, I voted in favor of, and the House passed, H.R. 5682, a bill that if enacted will immediately allow TransCanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. I hope that the Senate will take up this important bipartisan legislation next week and that the President will immediately sign it into law. By approving Keystone XL now, we can improve our economy, bolster our national security, and reassert our standing in the world as nations can rely on us rather than depend on despotic rulers for the... Read more

  • COLUMN: Breaking our dependence on foreign oil
    Posted in Op-Eds on September 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    This editorial that follows is about the U.S addiction to foreign oil and how it imperils our economic and national security. We must and can end that addiction through a renewed emphasis upon various forms of energy development here within North America where we have reliable partners in Canada and Mexico, our own abundant energy resources, and, if unleashed, the entrepreneurial, spirit to use energy more efficiently. Iranian-American relations collapsed when radical Islamic followers of the A... Read more

  • Gardner: Fracking creates jobs
    Posted in In the News on July 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, seeking to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, defended hydraulic fracturing as a job creator and said bans of the practice would kill thousands of jobs “overnight” in a visit to Durango on Sunday. His “all-of-the-above energy policy” relies on fracking. “If an energy ban were to take place in this state, you would lose 120,000 jobs overnight,” he said. “Twelve billion dollars in economic activity would walk away and $1 billion in tax revenues that builds roads and sc... Read more

  • Gardner letter questioning Interior nominee aims to pressure Udall
    Posted in In the News on March 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Energy

    Congressman Cory Gardner has written a letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee expressing concern that a Dept. of Interior nominee up for a confirmation vote Thursday is anti-natural gas. That letter, obtained by FOX31 Denver Wednesday evening, is addressed to the committee chairwoman, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana — but it’s really meant to send a message to Sen. Mark Udall, the Democrat Gardner is challenging this November. Udall also sits on the committee and will vote T... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy, Veterans, Energy, Immigration

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) issued the below statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: "Unfortunately, the State of the Union address has deteriorated into a sort of partisan pep rally, so I frankly don't put a whole lot of stock into it one way or the other. On the positive side, I appreciated the President's promise to expand resources and treatment options for returning veterans wrestling with the dark horrors of combat. Senator Udall and I... Read more

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