Tag Archives: coal

Review Of Coal Program Continues

coalplugAs part of the next step in the Department of Interiors review of the National Coal plan, six meetings are scheduled to gain community input on potential reform Three of the meeting will be held in western states. The first will be held in Salt Lake City on May 19th, a 2nd will take place in Casper on May 23rd and another is scheduled in Grand Junction on June 23rd. At these meetings the BLM will attempt to Continue reading

Tipton Questions Obama Administration

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton, in an exclusive interview with Wild West Radio News, said that he believes the Obama administration and the EPA are doing everything they can to kill coal jobs across the country which is having a negative effect on families in  Northwest Colorado. During the interview, Congressman Tipton also responded to questions Continue reading

Feds Reevaluate Coal Plan

coalplugThe next step is underway in the United States Department of Interior’s review of the federal coal program. The goal is to evaluate and identify changes to the program that would help to ensure a fair return to the tax payer but also takes into Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Ask Peabody To Stop Mining Coal

wildearthPeabody Energy received a letter yesterday from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians asking the company to reconsider its future in the coal industry. Earlier in the week Peabody announced that it was considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and it appears that WildEarth Guardians have decided to use Peabody Energies possible Continue reading

Peabody Energy May File For Bankruptcy

PEABODYPeabody Energy may have to consider Chapter 11 bankruptcy according to a statement released by the company earlier this week. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy allows a company to restructure its debt while remaining in control of their business operations. Peabody is the largest coal producer in the United States, and is the owner of the Twentymile mine in NW Continue reading

Economic Stats For Moffat, Rio Blanco And Routt Counties

economyNumbers have been released that detail the economic health of Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties in 2015.  According to Yampa Valley Data Partners, mining was again the highest paying job sector in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, distributing nearly $21.65 million in wages in the third quarter of 2015 which was 23% of the total income. The highest paying job sector In Routt County was health care and social Continue reading

Lawsuit Brought Against Peabody Energy

PEABODYA lawsuit has been brought against the owners of Twentymile mine by multiple environmental groups including The WildEarth Guardians. The law suit claims that Peabody Energy which also owns mines in New Mexico and Wyoming, no longer qualifies economically to finance their reclamation projects through self-bonding. Self-bonds use a companies assets to guarantee that money will be available to finance the reclamation of lands that are mined. According to the Continue reading

Comments Needed On Trapper And ColoWyo Environmental Assessments

jan 27 meeting Crai8gA smaller than expected number of people attended the public meeting concerning the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines last night. About 250 were in attendance. Speakers included Ray Beck the Mayor of Craig and Moffat County Continue reading

Important Meeting On Coal Issues Today

IMPORTANT-NOTICEA public meeting will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at Moffat County High School to allow the community to learn more about the environmental assessments preformed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on mining plans at both ColoWyo Continue reading

Stopping Coal Exports The Goal Of The “Green Wall”

coal exportMayors on the west coast are teaming up with groups like The Wild Earth Guardians to form what they are calling “green wall” on the west coast of the United States. The goal of the group and the “green wall” is to Continue reading

EPA Coal Plans Sparks Controversy

EPA-300Both sides of the pro and anti coal agenda continue to weigh in on the Obama Administration’s plan to review of the coal leasing program on federal lands, including a pause in “new significant coal leases”. On Friday Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the review could take as long as three years. Representative Scott Tipton said the plan “jeopardizes America’s energy future.” “This decision Continue reading

Feds Put Pause on New Coal Leasing

department-of-interiorSecretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Interior Department will put a pause on new coal leasing and launch a comprehensive review to identify and evaluate reforms to the federal coal program in order to ensure that it provides a fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet our energy needs. This is another step along the path that President Obama Continue reading