Bush-era land official at center of coordinated oil shale strategy
2012-04-25
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Matthew Garrington, (720) 206-4348 Bush-era land official at center of coordinated oil shale strategy Watchdog group launches new online campaign in response DENVER – On Tuesday, county commissioners across three western states met again with a Bush-era BLM director to discuss next steps in a coordinated effort to push an extreme plan… Read more »
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Colorado House GOP pander for more oil and gas lobby dollars
2012-04-19
Matt Garrington, Co-Director of The Checks and Balances Project, offered the following statement and facts regarding the introduction of Colorado House Republicans’ three bills to give away more of the West to the oil and gas industry: H.R. 4381, H.R. 4382 and H.R. 4383. “Colorado House Republicans clearly know who is in charge of the… Read more »
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Coloradans forced to pay twice for gasoline
2012-04-19
In Colorado, Clean Water Action and Colorado Conservation Voters held events on Tax Day to hold Congressmen Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton accountable for the special tax breaks and subsidies they are handing out to Big Oil. While at local gas stations, citizens asked why they were being forced to “shoulder more than $157 million… Read more »
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All of the above means we have to go beyond oil
2012-03-22
As gas prices top $4/gallon in an election year, Americans are fed up with empty promises and cheap gimmicks. Who in their right mind buys Newt Gingrich’s claim that he can lower gas prices to $2.50/gallon? So, who or what is to blame for high gasoline prices? The Big Oil spin machine and the Republicans… Read more »
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Sen. Pat Roberts’ oil shale amendment
2012-03-13
Subtitle G–Oil Shale and Tar Sands Leasing    SEC. 50601. EFFECTIVENESS OF OIL SHALE REGULATIONS, AMENDMENTS TO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANS, AND RECORD OF DECISION. (a)    Regulations.–Notwithstanding any other law or regulation to the contrary, the final regulations regarding oil shale management published by the Bureau of Land Management on November 18, 2008 (73 Fed. Reg. 69,414)… Read more »
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Roberts amendment hangs oil company boondoggle on Senate transportation bill
2012-03-13
NEWS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2012 CONTACT: Matt Garrington, (720) 206-4348 Roberts amendment tries to hang oil shale boondoggle on Senate transportation bill The following is a quote from Denver-based Checks and Balances Project Co-Director Matt Garrington about S.AMDT.1826, Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) oil shale amendment to the Senate transportation bill. “After taking… Read more »
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Checks and Balances Project Calls for Removal of Chairman Stearns from Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
2012-03-9
The Checks and Balances Project sent a letter to Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.) calling on him to remove Representative Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) from his chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Allegations that Rep. Stearns tried to use a job offer and/or campaign contributions to convince a primary opponent to… Read more »
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