Tag Archives: carbon emissions rules

EPA Regional Administrator Sets Date for Craig Visit

EPA-300The Region 8 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to travel to Moffat County for a Town Hall style listening session regarding new carbon emissions rules.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid invited Shaun McGrath to Craig while in Denver testifying against the new rules last week.  Kinkaid Continue reading

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, Continue reading

Tipton to Monitor EPA Hearings from Washington, Pushes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he will be monitoring the EPA hearings on carbon emissions rules while working in Washington D.C.  Tipton says he is still trying to pass the REINS Act, which would limit the federal government’s authority to enact rules without legislative approval.  The EPA’s new rules have no legislative backing.  Tipton says Continue reading

Gardner Calls on Udall to Change Stance on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300As the EPA hearings begin in Denver today on the agency’s new carbon emissions rules, Congressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to change his stance on the rules.  Senator Udall praised the new rules as “a good start,” indicating that he wants the federal government to go even further Continue reading

Public Comment Still Being Taken on EPA Emissions Rules

EPA-300Those that would still like to comment on the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules can do so through written response.  The EPA is holding hearings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. next week, but all speaking slots have been filled at the Denver hearing.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be Continue reading

Rally Participants Urged to RSVP Quickly

EPA-300Buses are being organized to take anyone who wants to participate in the rally against the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules in Denver next week.  The rally will be held at the Lincoln Park Veteran’s Memorial on the west side of the capitol building.  The buses are being paid for by the Craig Chamber and Friends of Coal.  There is no cost Continue reading

AFP Trying to Get Rally Feed to Craig

AFPResidents are being encouraged to show up for a rally in Denver, during the EPA’s hearings on proposed carbon emissions rules.  Americans For Prosperity, the Mining Associations of several states including Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana, Continue reading

Residents Encouraged to Attend Rally at EPA Hearing

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid is encouraging anyone who can make it, to attend a rally outside the EPA hearings in Denver July 29th and 30th.  The Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on its proposed carbon emissions rules, standards the coal industry says will cost thousands of jobs and hike energy Continue reading

EPA Adds Hearings But Not in Moffat County

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to hold extra public hearings on its new carbon emissions rules, but none of those hearings will be in Moffat County, or any coal producing county.  Instead, the EPA will hold an extra day of hearings in each of the cities already on the schedule.  Hearings will now be in Continue reading

Tri-State Requests EPA Hearing in Moffat County

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission has written a letter to the EPA, asking that Continue reading

Supreme Court Says EPA Overstepped its Authority

EPA-300The Supreme Court agrees the Obama Administration has over reached its authority with a certain aspect of the new carbon emissions rules put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the majority opinion that they hold “that EPA exceeded its statutory authority when it interpreted Continue reading

EPA Publishes Carbon Emissions Rules in Federal Register

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency published their latest Carbon Emissions Rules in the Federal Register today.  That means public comment on the proposed rules starts now.  The rules state that coal fired power plants must cut carbon emissions by 30 percent be the year 2030.  The regulations seem to be a Continue reading