EPA Regional Director to Visit Moffat County

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was one of those who got to testify before the EPA on their proposed new carbon emissions rules yesterday.  In fact, Kinkaid was first to speak.  He talked about the economic hardships the rules would place on rural Americans.  Afterward, Kinkaid met with the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, which led to a scheduled visit to Moffat County.  Mcgrath wants to tour the Craig Station and 20-Mile Coal Mine.  He also wants to hear from industry and business leaders in the community as to what challenges they will face.  Kinkaid will try to set the Town Hall style meeting up in the Moffat County High School Auditorium in early September.  Kinkaid says he was encouraged by his meeting with McGrath, and believes McGrath is sincerely concerned about the impacts of the rules.  Unfortunately, he says, he thinks McGrath’s boss, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has already made up her mind, and is set on implementing the rules.