Tag Archives: coal mining

OSM Proposes New Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Office of Surface Mining has proposed a new rule for regulation of coal mining they say will take advantage of new science to protect the environment, while still allowing coal mining. However, coal industry representatives say the Stream Protection Rule is a rule that seeks to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. The rule would adjust Continue reading

WildEarth Upping the Stakes in Newest Lawsuits

wildearthUndeterred by recent failures in Colorado, an environmental group is expanding its legal campaign to try to stop coal mining over purported human caused climate change by challenging permits for some of the largest mines in the West. This time, New Mexico-based WildEarth Guardians is asking a federal judge to block mining at the Antelope and Continue reading

Report Shows Economic Importance of Coal Industry

COAL-MINING-300The economic development directors of Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties announced yesterday the release of a report outlining measures of the economic activity associated with coal mining and associated electrical power generation in the three-county, Yampa-White River Region of Northwest Colorado. The report, Continue reading

EPA Meeting on Carbon Emissions Rules in Craig is Tonight

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Director, Shaun McGrath will be in Craig tonight to hear from citizens, business leaders, elected officials and others about the agency’s new carbon emissions rules. The rules are unpopular to coal counties as they are projected to raise the cost of electricity, cost coal mining jobs, and Continue reading

Coal Supplies 64% of Colorado’s Electricity

coalThe 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 Continue reading