Tag Archives: Administration

Colorado Joins Petition Against Coal Regulations

Colorado has joined 12 other states including Utah and Wyoming, in a petition, asking a federal court to block the “Stream Protection Rule”, recently instituted by the Obama Administration. According to the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, the Stream Protection Rule looks to better protect Continue reading

Hickenlooper Drops Carbon Reduction Plan

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he will not be issuing an executive order aimed at cutting Colorado greenhouse gas emissions from the states power plants by one third by the year 2030. Hickenlooper said the decision to not institute the executive order was based on extreme push back from republicans in the state Continue reading

Colorado Coal Production Hits 40 Year Low

Numbers show Colorado coal production hit a 40 year low in 2016, falling by nearly 40 percent from 2015. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nationwide production fell by almost 18 percent.  Colorado Continue reading

US House Looks To Nullify Obama Regulations

Two bills were passed by the US House of Representatives last week aimed at rolling back regulations instituted by President Obama in the final months of his presidency. Both could have major implications on the economy of Northwest Colorado.  The Midnight Rules Relief Act will allow congress to review and void the regulations Continue reading

Wyoming’s Support For Trump Highest In US

Wyoming voters supported President Elect Donald Trump at the highest rate in the Country. Trump received approximately 70% of the votes from Wyoming in November’s election. Experts have attributed the dominant victory to the decline in the production of coal and natural gas, which is at least partially due to the extensive environmental Continue reading

Senators Ask Obama To Hold Off On New Regulations

gardnerColorado Senator Cory Gardner and 22 of his colleagues sent a letter to President Obama asking him to stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term. The letter stressed that with Trumps election in November, the American people made it clear that they expect regulatory relief from the new administration. The group says that following Novembers election results, it is now the incoming Continue reading

Republicans Respond To Obama With A “Better Way”

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300The Better Way Program has been created by U.S. House republicans in a response to policies enacted by the Obama administration. The plan looks to restore constitutional authority, foster new jobs and economic growth, ensure affordable and accessible health care, and protect Americans from threats both home and abroad. Colorado Congressman Continue reading

States Sue EPA Over Clean Power Plan

clean-power-planOral arguments begin Tuesday in the law suit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. West Virginia is leading a coalition of 27 states, including Colorado, in an effort to challenge the regulations in a United States Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. The United States Supreme Court recently issued a stay against the Clean Power Plan in February. The Clean Power Plan was enacted by the Obama administration in an Continue reading

Make Sure Your Children Are Properly Restrained

cps-weekThe Colorado Department of Transportation and the State Patrol are participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week which started yesterday and will run through Saturday. As part of the week CDOT is raising awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with booster seats and seat belts. Last year in Colorado eight children under the age of 12 died in car crashes. 6 of the 8 that Continue reading

Moffat County School Budget Approved

Moffat-County-School-DistriThursday, teachers, administrators and the public voiced there objections and opinions about the proposed school district budget for next year at a public hearing.  Following the hearing the Moffat County School Boards decided to pass the budget as proposed for the upcoming school year. The conflicts over budget cuts were due to declining Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Questioned

sage_grouse-300A group suing to block the Obama administrations sage grouse protection plan says that documents show that politics were the main reason behind the policy and that the program goes against the advice of experts. The plan sets aside land in 10 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. The lawsuit, by a group of rural Continue reading

Tipton On EPA’s ‘Covert Propaganda’ Campaign

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) underscored that even the Administration’s illegal ‘covert propaganda’ effort has failed to build support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), an attempt to expand federal control over private and state-governed surface water rights. A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week concluded that the EPA Continue reading