From the Valley Courier (Ruth Heide):
In speaking of his legislative efforts, Tipton said he was especially proud of a paragraph-long bill to protect water rights in Colorado. The legislation, supported by Republicans and Democrats, would prevent the federal taking of private water rights protected by Colorado water law. Tipton explained that the action was in response to a move by the U.S. Forest Service to require ski areas and ranchers dealing with federal lands to sign over their water rights.
“In Colorado we would call that a taking with no compensation,” Tipton said. “What this bill will do … We are going to make sure we are protecting Coloradoans’ private property rights and state law from federal takings.”
For more coverage of the bill, H.R. 3189, click here.