Moffat County Becomes Participant in EA Process

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners, yesterday, signed an agreement to become a participant in the Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Mine. The Office of Surface Mining has been ordered by a federal judge to redo that assessment to consider the effects of burning coal. The agreement allows Moffat County officials to provide information and expertise in the assessment process. Meanwhile, members of the state’s Air Quality Control Commission will start arriving in Craig tonight for their summer retreat. Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe is a member of that commission. The group will tour Trapper Mine and Tri-State. Tomorrow night, they’ll hold a public forum to talk about air quality issues, including the ColoWyo situation. That forum will be held from 7 to 9 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavillion. The topic is also expected to arise at today’s meeting of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado. The public is also invited to that meeting this morning at 9 in the Bell Tower at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

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