Tipton telephone town hall draws thousands

Mar 9, 2017

U.S. Representative Scott Tipton held a telephone town hall Wednesday evening that drew over 5,000 listeners.
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U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton spoke to more than 5,000 constituents for an hour Wednesday evening, in a so-called “tele town hall.”

Tipton answered questions about healthcare, oil and gas development and public lands during the conference call. The representative from Colorado’s 3rd District sits on Congressional sub-committees for energy resources and federal lands. He said he would continue to advocate for access to public lands. Tipton also touted legislation he recently introduced that he said will diversify energy policy.

“It really does call for all of the above,” he said of his bill. “Wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, oil, gas, oil shale, coal, our minerals.”

More than 55,000 people registered at Tipton’s website and received the call on Wednesday evening. He answered 16 questions. An additional 73 constituents left questions after the hour-long call, and Tipton’s staff said they plan to follow up on those issues as well.