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Meteorologists Predict Tough Winter Without Coal

Energy consumers are in for a hard winter. That’s according to meteorologists at WeatherBELL Analytics. The forecasters say current weather patterns are “flowing along right now into the type of El Niño situation that is notorious for giving the United States cold, snowy winters, especially in the southern Continue reading

Thousands Attend Rally Against EPA Rules in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s hearings on Proposed Carbon Emissions Rules continue today in Denver.  Yesterday, thousands showed up for a rally against the new rules at Lincoln Park, across from the capitol in Denver.  Speeches were made promoting the use of coal as a clean and cost effective way to produce electricity.  Some Continue reading

EPA Hearings Begin Today in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency begins their Denver hearings on new carbon emissions standards today.  The EPA was asked by numerous parties, including the mining associations of several states, Americans For Prosperity, state and federal lawmakers, local officials and others to hold their hearings in a part of the state where 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

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

Routt County Republicans to Host “Liberty Tent”

YAMPA.2The Routt County Republicans will hold a speakers event Friday that will feature guests speaking on various hot political topics.  Subjects include the Restore Colorado Initiative – an effort to Continue reading

Udall Challenges Gardner to Series of Debates

gardnermark-udall-300Now that the primary election is over, U.S. Senator Mark Udall has invited Congressman Cory Gardner, to join him in a series of spirited debates before Continue reading

Coal Industry Reacts to EPA Rules

COAL-MINING-300The Colorado Mining Association (CMA) this week condemned the Obama Administration’s proposed regulations mandating the reduction of carbon dioxide from existing generating stations, saying that the new rules will cause extensive job losses and economic harm to America.  The Association says Continue reading

Kinkaid to Advise Statewide Candidates About Energy Policy

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid is in Denver today, looking out for coal interests.  Kinkaid says he has been invited to meet with Colorado Mining Officials this morning to discuss the industry’s efforts.  His hope is that he will come away with an idea of how to better help the mines in the area.  This afternoon, Kinkaid will be at the Continue reading

Tipton to Visit Northwest Colorado Next Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Northwest Colorado next week to give constituents a legislative update, and hear concerns from citizens.  Although his itinerary hasn’t yet been finalized, Tipton plans to stop in Steamboat and Craig.  In Craig, he’ll hold a Town Hall meeting, meet with City and County officials and Craig Rotary.  Tipton’s latest efforts have had him fighting to limit Continue reading