Mark Udall

11:33am

Tue July 10, 2012

12:04am

Mon June 25, 2012
Politics

Udall Gives 6th Senate Floor Speech on Wind Production Tax Credit

Vestas wind technology employs 1,800 employees in Colorado.
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Colorado Senator Mark Udall will be on the Senate floor Monday morning, once again urging his colleagues to review and re-authorize the Wind Production Tax Credit. 

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2:23pm

Fri June 22, 2012
Wildfires

Udall Praises Forest Service Air Tanker Fleet

A US Forest Service air tanker lands at the air tanker base in Broomfield, CO
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Colorado Senator Mark Udall was briefed Friday about efforts to contain the High Park Fire, as well as the strength of the US Forest Service air tanker fleet. 

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1:56pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Politics

Udall/Bennet Bark Beetle Mitigation Amendment Passes Senate

Bark beetles are responsible for killing more than 41.7 million acres of trees throughout the western United States.
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An amendment that Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet added to the pending 2012 Farm Bill increasing funding for bark beetle mitigation in the west, passed the Senate Tuesday. 

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4:30pm

Wed June 13, 2012
Wildfires

Udall, Bennet Applaud Signing Of Firefighting Air Tanker Bill

  • KUNC's Nathan Heffel interviews CO Senator Mark Udall about the signing of a bill which will speed up the contracting of new US Forest Service air tankers. The current fleet stands around 17 tankers.

A bill to speed up the contracting of  seven new Forest Service air tankers has become law. President Barack Obama signed the bill Wednesday. While the new planes won't be ready to fight the High Park Fire, Senator Mark Udall says the tankers will modernize the fleet.

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