Tag Archives: Denver

New Oil and Gas Rules Won’t have Much Impact

Co-Oil-Gas-300An analysis by state regulators shows new rules for oil and gas drilling near Colorado communities might have only limited impact, affecting as few as 1 percent of future sites. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates drilling, is hold hearings on the proposals in Denver. The rules would give local Continue reading

EPA Hearings on Clean Power Plan Monday and Tuesday

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency will take public comment in Denver Monday and Tuesday on its proposed Clean Power Plan. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be there to make comments on behalf of the county. Citizens are also encouraged to attend and comment. Kinkaid will get 5 minutes to explain to regulators how the Continue reading

Kinkaid to Speak at Public Hearing on Greenhouse Gasses

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will speak at a public hearing regarding greenhouse gasses next week. Kinkaid asked to speak at the hearing for the proposed Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or Before January 8, 2014. The Continue reading

Local Officials to Meet with EPA Over Clean Power Plan

EPA-300Local officials have been able to secure a meeting date with Shaun McGrath, the Region 8 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. The meeting will include commissioners from Moffat, Routt and Uintah Counties, along with Craig Mayor Ray Beck. Participants will discuss their concerns with the Clean Power Plan Continue reading

New Voting Machines Being Tested in Colorado

Ballot-300Ballots hit the mail yesterday in many jurisdictions across Colorado. For some of those ballots, election administrators will be using new voting machines as Colorado plans a statewide upgrade. Eight counties will be testing one of four new machines in the off-year elections. Those are Continue reading

Flight Makes Emergency Landing at YVRA

yampa-airport-signOfficials say a United flight with about 70 people on board made a safe emergency landing yesterday morning at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Flight 4919 originated from Aspen and was headed to Denver when the pilots indicated there was a mechanical problem with the right Continue reading

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

Hearings Held in Denver Over Methane Emissions

EPA-300An energy industry representative says over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, but a former Colorado air quality official says cutting methane is a cost-effective way to fight the purported effects of man-induced climate change. The Environmental Protection Continue reading

Clean Power Plan Hearing in Denver this Month

EPA-300The EPA finalized the federal Clean Power Plan in August. The Clean Power Plan will reduce nationwide carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. It’s a plan that has the energy industry up in arms, as it will cost millions of dollars in upgrades at power plants across the country, skyrocketing energy prices. Many Continue reading

Pot Retailers Prep for Marijuana Tax Holiday

MARIJUANA-300Think of it as a back-to-school sales tax break, but for stoners. Colorado’s unusual tax law is forcing the state to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day – Sept. 16 – during which a 10 percent sales tax and 15 percent excise tax won’t be collected. The sales-tax break would shave $20 off the price of a mid-grade ounce of Continue reading

Mining Group Blasts OSM’s Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Obama Administration is proposing another rule intended to interfere with the coal industry. The Office of Surface Mining will hold a public listening session on their proposed Stream Protection Rule. Experts say the “rule” will amend or modify 475 existing rules that will decimate coal Continue reading

Moffat County’s Kelly Pierce Named State Labor Department’s Employee of the Year

colorado-workforce-center-3The Craig Workforce Center’s Kelly Pierce has received a huge honor from the Colorado Department of Labor. Pierce was recently Continue reading