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Trump Admin To End “War On Coal” By Eliminating Clean Power Plan

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that the agency will start the process of withdrawing the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan was instituted by the Obama administration, designed to significantly cut emissions from coal fired power plants. During his announcement Continue reading

Hickenlooper Commits Colorado To Carbon Cuts

Those in the Colorado coal industry breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year, after the Trump administration announced and end to regulations instituted under the Obama Administrations Clean Power Plan. That regulatory relief will not come to fruition however, following Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order yesterday, committing Colorado to the carbon reduction goals Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Trump’s Paris Decision

Colorado elected officials offered mixed reactions yesterday following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an international agreement concerning climate change and carbon emissions. Rep. Ken Buck praised the President, calling the pull-out “a win for Colorado”, while Senator Michael Bennet and Governor John Hickenlooper said they believe the Continue reading

Trump Expected To Reform CPP And WOTUS

President Trump is expected to sign multiple executive orders this week, aimed at dismantling Coal Industry regulations enacted by the Obama administration. According to reports, one will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin re-writing the Clean Power Plan, and will order the Department of Interior to lift it’s moratorium on new coal leases. The Clean Power Plan set a target for green house gas emission reduction in the U.S., and limited green house gas emission from coal fired power plants. The plan was expected to Continue reading

Oil & Gas Group Sues BLM Over Venting And Flaring Rule

oil-and-gas-industry-300A group, representing energy producers in the US, is suing the Bureau of Land Management over their new rule, regulating venting and flaring on oil and natural gas operations, occurring on federal or tribal lands. The suit, filed in a US District court in Wyoming, claims that the rule exceeds the BLM’s authority, creates duplicate regulations, and conflicts with requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency. The group argues that the authority to Continue reading

Hickenlooper Cutting Power Plant Emissions?

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is still considering an executive order to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions from the state’s power plants. The executive order, if signed, could impact customers across Northwest Colorado as any coal-fired plants would likely pass their Continue reading

Craig Station Unit One To Close By End Of 2025

Craig_StationTri-State Generation and members of the Yampa Project announced this week that they will be shutting down the Nucla Station and Craig Station Unit 1 over the next decade, as part of an agreement with the Colorado Department Of Public Health and other groups including the EPA and the Wild Earth Guardians. According to the public health department, shutting down these coal fired power plants will remove millions of tons of air pollution per year. The 100 megawatt Nucla Station that is owned and operated by Tri-State will be closed down by the end of 2022. Along with the power plant, the Horizon Mine, also owned by Tri-State, and supplies coal to the Nucla Station, will also close. Craig Station Unit 1 will be shut down by the beginning of 2026. Units 2 and 3 at Continue reading

$10 Million To Capture Carbon

coalplugIn an attempt to revive the coal industry, Wyoming state officials broke ground on a test center at a Gillette coal-fired power plant Wednesday with the goal of identifying economic uses for carbon emissions. The groundbreaking provides some positive news for the coal producers.  At the test center, teams of scientists will compete to Continue reading

Moffat County Prepares Letter as Official Comment

coloyowMoffat County Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock is finalizing a letter that will serve as Moffat County’s official public comment on the Environmental Assessment of ColoWyo’s South Taylor Pit. The Office of Surface Mining will Continue reading

Cap and Trade Expected to be Big Part of New EPA Rules

EPA-300Experts believe Cap and Trade will be a big part of the EPA’s new emissions rules when they are revealed next month.  Administration insiders say President Obama plans to force cap and trade, something Americans rejected just a few years ago, through EPA rules and regulations.  The Wall Street Journal says Continue reading