Tag Archives: coal industry

Peabody Plans to Cut 250 Corporate and Regional Jobs

PEABODYReports say Peabody Energy plans to cut 250 jobs in the near future, due to a historic slow down in the coal industry. They say that slow down shows little sign of stopping. The jobs to be cut would come from corporate and regional Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Say Coal is the Ultimate Target

coloyowA community meeting will be held tomorrow night to discuss the ColoWyo situation. WildEarth Guardians, an environmental group, sued the Office of Surface Mining over ColoWyo’s permits for their current operations. Continue reading

Moffat County Officials to Attend National Workshop

nacoMoffat County has been selected as one of seven counties to attend the National Association of Counties (NACo) Coal Reliant Communities Innovation Challenge Workshop. NACo and the Continue reading

Bill Johnston Drops out of Craig City Council Race

City-Council-30012-year Craig City Council veteran Bill Johnston is withdrawing from the upcoming City Council race. Johnston issued a press release saying that while he would like to serve again, he feels that the City of Craig will be in good hands. He says it would be unfair of him to take a City Council seat, Continue reading

Sierra Club Supports Udall

sierra clubThe Sierra Club has announced their support for Mark Udall in this year’s senate race. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, as Udall has been a strong supporter of the Obama Administration’s climate and energy policies and the war on coal. In fact, the Sierra Club says those are the reasons for their support. The group blasted Udall’s Continue reading

Pre-EPA Meeting Barbecue to Feed 600

EPA-300Organizers of tomorrow’s pre-EPA meeting barbecue in Craig have raised over $3,000 from local businesses and citizens to put on the feed. They expect to be able to serve about 600 people. The barbecue is free and open to the entire community, starting at 5 tomorrow. Following the barbecue, which will be held in the Continue reading

EPA Meeting to be Held in Craig this Week

EPA-300EPA Regional Administrator Shawn McGrath will be in Craig Wednesday to hear from various interests about the harmful effects of his agency’s new carbon emissions rules. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid invited McGrath to Moffat County during the EPA’s Denver hearing on the rules. Several Continue reading

Agenda Set for EPA Meeting in Craig

EPA-300The agenda has been set for next week’s public meeting in Craig with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shawn McGrath agreed to hold a public meeting in Craig, over the new carbon emissions rules levied against coal fired power plants. During hearings on the rules in 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

Residents Encouraged to Join Rally Against EPA Rules

EPA-300The coal industry and Moffat County officials are urging residents to participate in next week’s rally for coal miners and power plant workers.  The rally will be held near the state Capitol on the 29th, the first day of hearings being held in Denver.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will lead off the first day of 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

WildEarth Guardians Sue to Stop Mining at ColoWyo and Trapper

COAL-MINING-300Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states, including Trapper and Colowyo Mines in Colorado, could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.  In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico Continue reading