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New Study Shows Administration Rules Costing Too Many Jobs

osmA new study by an environmental consulting firm documents steep costs and job losses from a new regulation from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSM), adding further credence to widespread criticisms of what has been deemed by local natural resource experts as an unnecessary rule. The study shows that the Continue reading

Mining Group Blasts OSM’s Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Obama Administration is proposing another rule intended to interfere with the coal industry. The Office of Surface Mining will hold a public listening session on their proposed Stream Protection Rule. Experts say the “rule” will amend or modify 475 existing rules that will decimate coal Continue reading

Kinkaid Reviews Meeting with Jewell

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid gave a review of his meeting with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell yesterday. Kinkaid met with Jewell and other federal officials Friday night in Glenwood to talk about the ColoWyo situation. Several other local, state and federal officials were there, including Commissioners from Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Delta Counties, Moffat Continue reading

X-CEL Rate Increase Blamed on HB-1365

Xcel_EnergyX-CEL Energy customers are about to start feeling the effects of House Bill 1365, the so-called “Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act.” Power producers, elected officials, coal miners and others warned state Democrats last year, that the bill would increase energy rates for Continue reading

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

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to 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