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Springs lobbying for $20 million under Hurricane Sandy federal relief package

A coalition of local business, community leaders and elected officials are trying to secure a $19.8 million appropriation to federal legislation that provides disaster assistance related to Hurricane Sandy and Fort Collins High Park fire. They say the money is sorely needed to aid with lingering Waldo Canyon fire recovery efforts. Organizations included in the local effort include the Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Springs lobbying for $20 million under Hurricane Sandy federal relief package

Lamborn’s oil shale proposal gets a hearing

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A Colorado Republican’s proposal for promoting oil shale research is getting a hearing. Rep. Doug Lamborn’s proposal was on the agenda for a hearing of the House subcommittee on energy and mineral resources Friday morning. He wants the Interior Department to offer more parcels of federal land that companies could lease to conduct research on… Continue Reading Lamborn’s oil shale proposal gets a hearing

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn says he was unaware when he signed onto a letter to cut money for renewable energy that he was also targeting the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden. Lamborn said he was asking that funds be pulled from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy grants and it was not intended as… Continue Reading Lamborn: Unaware NREL was target

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn will head the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources in the new congressional session. The Republican from Colorado Springs was named chairman of the subcommittee Wednesday. Lamborn says the panel will review Interior Department policies he believes impede energy and mineral production. He says that includes the offshore drilling moratorium… Continue Reading Rep. Lamborn to head energy subcommittee

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Army extends comment period on aviation brigade

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The Army has extended the period for public comment regarding placement of a Combat Aviation Brigade. Just two days after Congressman Doug Lamborn and Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet sent a formal request to extend the Dec. 20 deadline, the Army said it will allow public comment until Jan. 7. The Army has… Continue Reading Army extends comment period on aviation brigade

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Colorado Republican congressman Doug Lamborn says National Public Radio’s decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams will boost support for his bill to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting. Lamborn introduced a bill last June that would pull the plug. He said Friday the federal government can’t afford the $420 million a year it gives… Continue Reading Lamborn: NPR flap will help end tax funding

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