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Polis statement on finalization of Methane and Waste Prevention Rule
November 15, 2016
Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement regarding U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s finalization of the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. The final rule will update a 30-year old regulation that for decades has permitted the wasteful release of natural gas into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations on public and Indian lands. The guidance updates regulations for natural gas venting, flaring, and leaks. Additionally, the rule ensures operators are acco... More
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Tomorrow: Polis to host Third-Annual Hemp Symposium and Legislative Workshop
October 25, 2016
Loveland, Colo.: Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, will welcome over 150 guests to his Third-Annual Hemp Symposium and Legislative Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The free symposium will bring together experts from the many segments of the industrial hemp industry, connecting and developing this growing network. In addition, it will serve to continue the conversation about the expansion of the hemp industry, and its economic impact on both Colorado and our nation as a whole. Hemp is a growing industr... More
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Polis to participate in Facebook Live discussion on International Entrepreneur Rule
October 12, 2016
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) will participate in a Facebook Live discussion on the new International Entrepreneur Rule, announced by the Obama Administration in August. The proposed Rule would allow qualified international entrepreneurs to temporarily reside in the U.S. to start or grow a business. The public may comment on the rule through Oct. 17. The Facebook Live discussion is hosted by, and it will include entrepreneurs and experts on immigration. The public is invited to ask questions... More
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Rep. Polis leads bi-partisan effort urging house leadership to fully fund PILT
September 28, 2016
Rep. Polis leads bi-partisan effort urging house leadership to fully fund PILT Washington, Sept. 28: Today, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) led a bi-partisan group of 95 Members of Congress, alongside Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), urging House leadership to secure full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program. “I am fortunate to serve a district that is home to acres and acres of majestic public lands,” said Polis. “We have to protect these public lands and compensate the communities t... More
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Polis joins Grijalva, questions GOP commitment to tribal consultation as Majority prevents vote on Dakota Pipeline Amendment
September 28, 2016
Washington – Republicans late yesterday blocked a vote in the House of Representatives on an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) that would have made completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline dependent on the Army Corps of Engineers publishing a full environmental impact statement for the project. The amendment, originally offered on Monday, was technically “ruled out of order” by the majority o... More
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