How much did Rep. Scott Tipton copy from his biggest donor? This much.

May 9, 2016

By Center for Western Priorities

In 2015, SG Interests, a Texas oil and gas company, circulated a proposed bill to exchange leases it held in Colorado’s Thompson Divide.

This year, Rep. Scott Tipton released a draft bill that copied 90% of the language from the proposal witten by SG Interests.

As the Denver Post reported earlier this month, the draft bill was “written largely by an energy company that is also Tipton’s largest campaign contributor.”

Compare the two bills for yourself; the highlighted sections are identical.

Original SG Interests proposal

Rep. Scott Tipton’s discussion draft