Tag Archives: energy industry

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

State of Moffat County

state-of-moffat-county-300Tickets for tonight’s State of Moffat County are only available until 5 tonight at the Craig Chamber. There will be no tickets for the annual event sold at the door. The State of Moffat County is an opportunity for residents to get an update from the City of Craig, the Craig Chamber and Moffat County, as representatives from each Continue reading

State of Moffat County Takes Place Tomorrow

state-of-moffat-county-300The State of Moffat County takes place tomorrow night in Craig. The event is an opportunity for residents to get an annual update from the Craig Chamber, the City of Craig and Moffat County. Representatives of each entity will give reports on the year in review, and will make projections for the immediate future. The focus of the night Continue reading

Gardner Receives Committee Assignments

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced Friday that he has been placed on three key subcommittees of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Senator Gardner will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy, the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, and also on the Subcommittee on Water and Power. According to Gardner, the subcommittees have Continue reading

Mineral Owners Could get Compensation from Anti-Fracking Governments

frackingMineral owners would get compensation from local governments that restrict fracking under a bill being considered by Colorado lawmakers. Whether more regulations over fracking are needed is expected to be one of Continue reading

Lawmakers Propose Withholding Severance Tax Funds from Non-Participating Counties

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Republicans peeved at cities and counties that have put limits on oil and gas drilling have proposed punishing them by withholding tax revenue they get from drilling, called severance tax. A proposal for punitive action against local Continue reading

Forum Makes Clear Where Candidates Stand on Coal

forumColorado’s gubernatorial and senatorial candidates got together for a forum today on the future of energy in the state. The forum, heard live this morning on 93-7 and 102-3 KRAI, 55 Country and online at krai.com, allowed the candidates in Colorado’s hottest races to give voters their vision of the future of the state’s Continue reading

Tax Extenders Bill Blocked in Procedural Vote

US_CapitolThere are enough Senators in Washington that have concerns about the tax extenders bill to block the measure.  A procedural vote was used yesterday to block the bill, which includes a two-year extension of the Continue reading