Agenda Set for EPA Meeting in Craig

EPA-300The agenda has been set for next week’s public meeting in Craig with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shawn McGrath agreed to hold a public meeting in Craig, over the new carbon emissions rules levied against coal fired power plants. During hearings on the rules in Denver, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was able to convince McGrath to visit the county, to meet the people that would be directly affected by the rules. Craig City Councilman Ray Beck will give the opening comments at the meeting, followed by several speakers from various interests, including the coal industry, school districts, mines, and college representatives. A representative from Congressman Scott Tipton’s office will also address the crowd. Kinkaid will make the closing remarks, and then the moderator will call a handful of the speakers, including McGrath, back to the stage to answer audience questions. The meeting will be held September 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Moffat County High School Auditorium. You can view the full agenda below.


Moffat County Community Meeting
September 10, 2014 – Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with hard stop at 9 needed
Moffat County High School Auditorium, 900 Finley Lane, Craig, CO
Moderator: Frank Hanel, General Manager KRAI Radio

Opening Comments: Ray Beck, City Councilman

Shawn McGrath, Administrator, EPA Region 8 20 minutes

(Each of the following have up to 7 minutes)

Mark Ourada, Central Region Vice President, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Amy Oliver, Executive Vice President and Director of the Energy Policy Center
Colorado Moms Know Best – (not confirmed)
Keith Kramer, Executive Director, Yampa Valley Partners
Rick Johnson, Plant Manager, Craig Station, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Assn.
Forrest Luke, Environmental Manager, Trapper Mine
Caryn Gibson, Superintendent, Delta County School District 50J
(…..), County Commissioner, Delta County
Russell George, President, Colorado Northwestern Community College

(Each of the following have up to 3 minutes)

Mike Anson, Owner & CEO, Anson Excavating
John Ponikavar, Owner & CEO NAPA Auto Parts
Bonnie Peterson, Executive Director, Club 20
Christian Reece, District Rep for Congressman Scott Tipton

Closing remarks by John Kinkaid, County Commissioner Moffat County

Moderator will then ask Shawn McGrath, Mark Ourada, Caryn Gibson, Mom’s Know Best Representative, and John Kinkaid to the stage to answer potential questions from the audience.

Questions and comments from the audience – 2 microphones will be in place. Moderator will go back and forth from each microphone. (no sign up sheets).


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