Tipton, energy leader talk future of business on Western Slope

Published: Mar. 19, 2019 at 4:04 PM MDT
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Congressman Scott Tipton was in Grand Junction Tuesday talking energy on the Western Slope.

Community, business and energy leaders talked about what works, what could work and what isn't working in the energy landscape—from coal to hydropower and more. Tipton said he plans to take these discussions back to Washington.

"What we're seeing and hearing from the local impacts of federal policy, and how it's positive or how it's impacting and inhibiting the ability to be able to develop those resources—it's good information we can take back to Washington,” said Tipton, 3rd Congressional Distr. (Co).

For Montrose County Commissioner, Roger Rash, he hopes to bring more environmentally friendly energy jobs back to the Nucla station.

“What we're proposing is a bio fuels plant that is a fluidized based system in there so you don't get all the pollutants,” said Rash.