EPA Meeting on Carbon Emissions Rules in Craig is Tonight

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Director, Shaun McGrath will be in Craig tonight to hear from citizens, business leaders, elected officials and others about the agency’s new carbon emissions rules. The rules are unpopular to coal counties as they are projected to raise the cost of electricity, cost coal mining jobs, and significantly effect the local economy in a negative way. Several speakers, including Amy Oliver, Forrest Luke, Russell George, Mike Anson, John Ponikvar, and Club 20 Director Bonnie Petersen will make short speeches tonight, explaining the effects the new rules will have on the organizations they represent. Following those speeches, McGrath, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid, and others will address questions from the audience directly. Those that show up early tonight will get fed. A free community barbecue will be held in the Moffat County High School parking lot starting at 5 tonight. Organizers expect to feed around 600 people. The meeting itself starts at 6:30 in the high school auditorium, and is expected to last about 2 hours.

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