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Interior Department OKs Trapper Mine EA

office of surface miningTrapper Mining Inc. Friday welcomed the final approval of its Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The completed EA, developed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) in response to a lawsuit brought by WildEarth Guardians, allows Continue reading

Commissioners And Councilmen Sign Letters Of Support

osmThe Craig City Council and the Moffat County Commissioners approved the letters be sent to Senators Cory Gardner, Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton at their weekly meetings yesterday. The letters thanked the three for supporting the Trapper and ColoWyo (COLO-wyo) mines during the Environmental Assessments that were preformed by the Office of Continue reading

Trapper Comments Due Today

Trapper-Mine-300Today is the final day for the public to make comments on the environmental assessment performed by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation on the Trapper mine. The assessment was performed in response to a lawsuit that was brought on by the WildEarth Guardians. The Trapper Mine has been recognized nationally for its environmental 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

Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine

 

JEWELLU.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton yestrday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment for Trapper Mine prior to April 30th. Trapper Mine’s permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Colowyo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially believed to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Continue reading

BLM Offers Parcels in Moffat and Routt Counties for Oil and Gas Leases

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management yesterday released a preliminary environmental assessment for public review that evaluates offering two parcels in northwest Colorado in the May 2016 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The parcel in Moffat County totals 172 acres; the one in Routt 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

Trapper Meeting Well Attended

Trapper-Mine-300Yesterday’s community outreach meeting hosted by the Office of Surface Mining and Trapper Mine was well attended. The two entities displayed a large amount of information describing how each operation works in general, along with specific information about the settlement with environmental groups. A judge ruled that the Environmental Assessment for Continue reading