Tag Archives: Colorado Mining Association

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

Reactions to EPA’s New Power Rule

EPA-300There has been plenty of reaction from both sides of the issue on the Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday. Proponents of the plan say it will help fend off climate change by reducing carbon dioxide pollution. Opponents maintain that carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant, Continue reading

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The 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 about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to Continue reading

Udall Supports Rural “Listening Session” on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall has written a letter to EPA Administrator Gin McCarthy asking her to hold “Public Listening Sessions” on the agency’s new Carbon Pollution Rules in a rural Colorado area.  Udall has been asked by several elected officials to support holding one of the EPA’s upcoming hearings on the rules in Moffat County.  While Continue reading

Residents Encouraged to Attend Rally at EPA Hearing

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid is encouraging anyone who can make it, to attend a rally outside the EPA hearings in Denver July 29th and 30th.  The Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on its proposed carbon emissions rules, standards the coal industry says will cost thousands of jobs and hike energy 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