The Federal Helium Program was originally created in 1926
This is the kind of dispute that can only happen among a bunch of Democrats named Alvin, Simon or Theodore.
U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) is trying to get federal fingers out of the helium business.
It seems that the Bureau of Land Management operates what is known as the Federal Helium Reserve (and if that doesn’t confirm your suspicions about the tenor, or lack thereof, of federal budget talk, nothing will) and shockingly ran the thing into $1.3 billion worth of debt. Read more »
Most members of the Colorado congressional delegation have said the country should enforce existing gun regulations rather than add new curbs
WASHINGTON — Hours after learning of a shooting massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the nine members of Colorado’s congressional delegation released a joint statement that expressed sympathy and offered help to the 26 victims, family members, and their neighbors. Read more »
OBAMA: “We’ve got bigger fish to fry”
DENVER — President Obama has made his most candid remarks to date about marijuana legalization in Colorado, telling ABC’s Barbara Walters this week that prosecuting recreational users shouldn’t be “a top priority.”
In his first comments since Colorado voters passed a measure decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, the president said he believed in deferring to the will of the states, at least up to a point.
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Boulder is the latest community to consider tighter regulations amid a national green lobby campaign to turn Colorado into a center of anti-fracking activism
BOULDER–The Boulder County Commissioners voted Thursday to adopt tougher restrictions on oil and gas development while resisting intense public pressure to ban hydraulic fracturing outright.
A week after an industry executive was chased from a hearing by angry activists, the three commissioners approved regulations “designed to achieve the maximum protection for air quality, water quality and the environment that is legally possible for counties under current state law,” said the commissioners in a statement issued after the meeting. Read more »
CONFLICT? Bennet’s job as DSCC chief is to raise money for Democrat candidates and help the party hold on to its Senate majority
WASHINGTON — Two senators have thought twice about Sen. Michael Bennet’s new job as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, a partisan organization whose goal seems to be at cross-purposes with the Colorado Democrat’s work with a bipartisan group of senators whose stated goal is to fix the federal government’s fiscal woes. Read more »