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Trapper And ColoWyo Comments Needed ASAP

office of surface miningTime is running short for area residents to submit written comments on the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines.  The mines are both the subject to an environmental process by the Office of Surface Mining, in response to challenges brought on by  WildEarth Guardians.  In a meeting last month ColoWyo Mine Manger Chris McCourt stated that without approval of the Environmental Assessment 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

ColoWyo Mine Collum Environmental Assessment

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The Environmental Assessment on the Collum  area of the ColoWyo mine has been released for public comment. The Collum area is targeted for the next pit for the mine, and if approved, will sustain up to 220 mining jobs in North West Colorado. The Collom project is located on federal, state and private lands in Moffat County adjacent to existing mining and reclamation operations. Along with the project, ColoWyo will donate Continue reading

ColoWyo Environmental Assessment Release Delayed

osmThe release of the new Environmental Assessment on the Collum area of the ColoWyo mine which was scheduled for yesterday has been pushed back a few days. Lee Boughey, the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Tri-State Generation and Transmission, said there was no specific reason for the delay. The Assessment is now Continue reading

ColoWyo Mine Environmental Assessment Release Today

colowyo-mine-truckThe new Environmental Assessment on the Collum area of the ColoWyo mine is to be released to the public today. The Collum area is targeted for the next pit for ColoWyo mine. In 2013, ColoWyo obtained approval to mine that area from the Colorado Division of Continue reading

New Video Features Colowyo Miners

COLOWYOA new video produced by “Tri-State Generation and Transmission” is now available online.  The video features dozens of Colowyo employees and Northwest Colorado residents. It focuses on the environmental, reclamation and safety actions taken by the mine and what coal mining has done to improve the lives of mine workers and others in Continue reading

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

Tomorrow is Comment Deadline for Trapper Settlement

Trapper-Mine-300Tomorrow is the last day to make scoping comments to the Office of Surface Mining regarding the Trapper Mine settlement with WildEarth Guardians. Local officials stress that making comments on the Trapper plan is just as important as making comments on the ColoWyo plan. The OSM and Trapper held a community outreach meeting a couple of weeks ago to allow Continue reading

Greater Sage Grouse Avoids Listing

sage_grouse-300Another win for northwest Colorado, as the Interior Department has found that the Greater Sage Grouse does NOT warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Obama Administration says the decision was made in light of the powerful conservation effort being administered by state and local land managers. A Continue reading

WildEarth Upping the Stakes in Newest Lawsuits

wildearthUndeterred by recent failures in Colorado, an environmental group is expanding its legal campaign to try to stop coal mining over purported human caused climate change by challenging permits for some of the largest mines in the West. This time, New Mexico-based WildEarth Guardians is asking a federal judge to block mining at the Antelope and 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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