Tag Archives: coal

New Railroad Line Coming To Craig?

The Moffat County Commissioners at their meeting yesterday agreed to look for funding to help pay for a study to assess the feasibility of building a railroad line between Craig and the Uintah Basin. Representatives from the 7 County 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

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally Friday

It’s Homecoming Week at Moffat County High School. The parade will begin Friday afternoon at 1. The parade, which starts at City Park, will head down Victory Way, then turn north on Ledford. Following the parade, a community pep rally will be held at the high school Continue reading

UPDATE: Local Fires 100% Contained

The Deep Creek Fire is now 100% contained. The lightning started fire ignited earlier this month, 9 miles northeast of Hayden. Crews will continue to the monitor the 4,000 acre blaze and will conduct mop up operations where needed. During a drone flight Tuesday, crews found what may be a coal Continue reading

Xcel Energy Plans To Shift From Coal

Xcel Energy plans to get more than half of its power from renewable sources by 2026. The company announced their Colorado Energy Plan on Tuesday. Xcel plans to retire two coal-fired power plants Continue reading

Coal Community Empowerment Act introduced

Legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate that would help spur investment, workforce training, economic growth and job creation in rural coal communities. The Coal Community Empowerment Act introduced last week by Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Production Slips

Coal production in Wyoming decreased during the second quarter of 2017 according to a new report, but is still above the record low pace of 2016. Federal mine regulators found that 72 million tons of coal was produced in the state between April and June of this year, a slight decrease from the 80 million tons Continue reading

Twentymile Coal Expansion Possible

As part of the Trump Administrations goal to create an all-of-the-above energy policy in the United States, the BLM is currently evaluating a Lease-by-Application for Peabody, at their Twentymile mine near Hayden and are looking for public input. The lease Continue reading

MOCO Supports Royalty Reduction For Twentymile

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a letter at their meeting Tuesday, supporting Peabody’s efforts to seek a royalty rate reduction for the Twentymile coal mine in Routt County. The company is seeking a royalty reduction from 12 to Continue reading

BLM Modifies Wyoming Coal Lease

The BLM Wyoming Rock Springs Field Office approved a coal lease modification last week for Black Butte Coal Company. The modification will allow the company to mine approximately 9.2 million tons of additional coal. The lease modification Continue reading

New Coal Enhancement Facility Planned In WYO

Reports are that a new coal treatment facility is being planned for the Powder River Basin. The facility would treat the coal removed form the basin in order to make it burn hotter, increasing its value. The treatment facility would be the first Continue reading

Demand For Coal Fired Electricity Hits 32 Year Low

New data from The Energy Information Administration shows that coal fired electricity consumption reached a 32 year low in 2016. The administration found the electricity sector used 35% less coal last year than it did when coal Continue reading