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Legislators to discuss West Slope energy at meeting in Grand Junction

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

GRAND JUNCTION– U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and two other House Republicans are hoping to refocus on Western energy sources and rural economic woes.

Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, will preside over a field hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee on June 1 at Colorado Mesa University, in Tipton’s 3rd Congressional District.

“We’re starting to see some recovery, but it’s not what our fellow Coloradans have seen on the Front Range,” Tipton said.

The congressional district encompasses the nation’s second-largest known natural gas reserve in the Piceance Basin, as well as the world’s richest deposits of oil shale.

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