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Public Comment Period Ends Today for Trapper Assessment

Trapper-Mine-300The public comment period for the Trapper Environmental Assessment ends today. If you haven’t made your comment yet, you should do so by the end of the day. The comments have been deemed by local officials as equally as important as the comments gathered for the ColoWyo settlement. The Moffat County Commissioners finalized their comments at Continue reading

Environmentalists Attacking Another Coal Community

wildearthEnvironmentalists have forged an agreement with the Bonanza Power Plant to cap the amount of coal the plant can burn before it is upgraded with new pollution controls. The plant gets its coal from the Deserado Mine near Rangely. The public is being given the chance to comment on the proposed settlement. It puts a conditional Continue reading

Mining Will Continue at Colowyo – Assessment Filed

coalThe Interior Department’s Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit of Colowyo Mine was signed by Assistant Secretary of the Interior Janice Schneider and has been officially filed. Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said he received a phone call from Janice Snyder of the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) to let him know that the timely filing fulfills the order by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, who gave the Office of Surface Mining 120 days to bring the permit into compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The new assessment shows that the mine’s operations do NOT create a significant environmental impact. The filing brings to a close the events that lead to the fear in Northwest Colorado that mining operations at Colowyo would cease, put 220 miners out of work and devastate local economies.

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Ted Cruz Address Obama’s War On Coal In Wyoming

cruzPresidential candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was campaigning in Wyoming yesterday released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal to require that by 2030 power-generating facilities reduce their Continue reading

BLM Listening Session Live Stream Link Available At KRAI.COM

BLMA live stream of today’s Bureau of Land Management Listening Session in Denver is available today here at KRAI.COM. The purpose of the Listening Session Tuesday is to gather feedback on how the BLM can best carry out its responsibility to ensure that American taxpayers receive a fair return on federal Continue reading

Coal Hearing in Denver

coalThe Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is trying to coordinate transportation to this week’s hearing in Denver on the future of coal. The BLM will hold a Listening Session in Denver Tuesday to gather feedback on how to Continue reading

WildEarth Releases Coal Report

wildearthWildEarth Guardians yesterday, released a roadmap for the U.S. Department of the Interior to start keeping publicly owned coal in the ground and leading the nation away from fossil fuels. The new report comes amid mounting controversy and scandal over the way WildEarth accomplishes its goals. The group has come Continue reading

American Energy Alliance Produces Video Supporting NW Colorado

aeaThe American Energy Alliance has produced a short video supporting Northwest Colorado in its fight against the WildEarth Guardians. WildEarth filed a lawsuit against the Office of Surface Mining earlier this year, saying the office’s Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo was insufficient. The judge Continue reading

Jewell to Meet with Commissioners Tonight

JEWELLInterior Secretary Sally Jewell will meet with Moffat County Commissioners tonight in Glenwood Springs. Jewell is taking a rafting trip in Glenwood, and has agreed to meet with the commissioners over the ColoWyo Mine lawsuit. Jewell refused to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the Office of Surface Mining redo an Environmental Assessment for the mine’s South Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Urge Interior Secretary To Tell MoCo Commissioners to “Keep Coal In The Ground”

wildearthThe WildEarth Guardians have issued a response to the Moffat County Commissioners meeting scheduled for tomorrow with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel.  Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Director. Stressed in a release that he wants Jewel to tell the Commissioners that “it’s time to move toward keeping coal in the ground.”  The entire text of the WildEarth Guardians response is below: Continue reading

Kinkaid Urges Residents to be Vigilant in Support of Coal

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid issued a public statement over the weekend, calling on Moffat County residents to keep vigilant with their support of coal, and in particular the ColoWyo Coal Mine. Kinkaid said the issue is getting national attention, and it helps to present a united front. Kinkaid said a writer Continue reading

Legislation Gives States Protection from EPA

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Bipartisan legislation was passed yesterday, giving states protection from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on existing power plants should a state’s governor, in consultation with state officials, determine that the federal plan would have an adverse impact on ratepayers or on the reliability of the state’s Continue reading