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EPA To End “Sue And Settle”

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced this week that the agency will take steps to eliminate “sue and settle” practices which have been used by environmental groups, like the Wild Earth Guardians, to shape environmental policy in the United States. During the announcement, Pruitt said Continue reading

Trump Admin To End “War On Coal” By Eliminating Clean Power Plan

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that the agency will start the process of withdrawing the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan was instituted by the Obama administration, designed to significantly cut emissions from coal fired power plants. During his announcement Continue reading

Scammers Target YVEA Customers

Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning customers of a new scam where people are receiving calls from individuals who claim to represent a collections agency collecting for past due accounts. Tammi Strickland of Yampa Valley Electric says that Continue reading

Formal Proposal To Eliminate WOTUS Rule

The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have formally submitted a proposal that would withdraw the federal government from the Waters of The United States Rule.  Rewriting this rule is not only popular with coal companies, but also with Continue reading

Trump Expected To Reform CPP And WOTUS

President Trump is expected to sign multiple executive orders this week, aimed at dismantling Coal Industry regulations enacted by the Obama administration. According to reports, one will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin re-writing the Clean Power Plan, and will order the Department of Interior to lift it’s moratorium on new coal leases. The Clean Power Plan set a target for green house gas emission reduction in the U.S., and limited green house gas emission from coal fired power plants. The plan was expected to 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

Get Info On The Closure Of Craig Station Unit 1

tri-state-g-tA meeting will take place Thursday in Craig to discuss the closing of Craig Station Unit 1.  An announcement was made last week that Tri-State and the other owners of the Craig Station reached an agreement with the EPA and other entities to close Unit 1 by the end of 2025.  The agreement will also institute more stringent emission requirements on the Craig Continue reading

Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

Colorado Receives Money To Help With Wildfires

Wildfires-300With wildfires burning throughout the state, Colorado is spending a great deal of money this year on fire prevention and maintenance. To help with the additional expenditures the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded just Continue reading

New EPA Standards For O&G Producers

US-EPA-logoThe Environmental Protection Agency issued federal standards yesterday that will limit methane restrictions for the oil and natural gas industry. These standards are the latest in the Obama administrations efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. The regulations will Continue reading