Regional EPA Administrator to Visit Moffat County for Listening Tour

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has gotten a commitment from the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, to visit Moffat County for a listening tour.  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy repeatedly refused to hold any kind of hearings in Moffat County regarding the new rules, although the request was made several times, by industry leaders, local officials, elected lawmakers, and others.  However, McGrath met personally with Kinkaid and Craig City Councilman Ray Beck today after Kinkaid’s testimony to the EPA.  Kinkaid said, while he believes McCarthy has already made up her mind, McGrath seems like he sincerely wants to hear from those that will be hurt by the new rules.  The trip is being planned for early September, and McGrath will likely be accompanied by members of Governor Hickenlooper’s staff.  Kinkaid says they will try to use the Moffat County High School auditorium for a Town Hall style listening session.  McGrath also plans to tour 20-Mile Coal Mine and Craig Station.

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