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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

Trapper Assessment Public Comment Period Begins Tomorrow

Trapper-Mine-300The Office of Surface Mining will hold an open-house public outreach meeting tomorrow that will include displays and handouts explaining the status of the Trapper Mine Project. A judge ruled that the Environmental Assessment for Trapper was insufficient and the mine has worked out a settlement with the federal government and environmental groups. That settlement is now up Continue reading

Cynthia Coffman to Tour Tri-State; Trapper to Gather Public Comments

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will be in Craig later this month to tour the Tri State Generation and Transmission Craig Station. The Moffat County Commissioners made that announcement yesterday. They say Coffman will Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Comment on White River Travel Management Plan

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has announced a public scoping period for travel and transportation management in the White River Field Office. The Office is beginning an Environmental Assessment that would amend its 1997 Resource Management Plan to determine Continue reading

Court Approves Joint Remedy for Trapper Mining Review

Trapper-Mine-300CRAIG—Last week, Trapper Mining Inc. announced the filing of a joint proposed remedy to U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson. The proposal was developed by the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper Mining Inc. and WildEarth Guardians.

The court this morning approved the joint Continue reading

Trapper mine Comes to Agreement with WildEarth Guardians

Trapper-Mine-300Trapper Mine, which was also a target of a WildEarth Guardians lawsuit, has filed a joint proposed remedy to District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson. The proposal was developed by the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper and WildEarth. The proposal would guide how OSM conducts a new and enhanced environmental assessment of Trapper’s federal Continue reading

Bennet, Hickenlooper Comment on ColoWyo Decision

coloyowThere have been more comments to come forth following yesterday’s news that ColoWyo Coal Mine had been given the green light to continue operations at the South Taylor Pit. The news was met with cheer in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

ColoWyo Assessment Complete

coloyowThe Interior Department’s Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit of ColoWyo Mine is done, and reportedly shows that the mine’s operations do NOT create a significant environmental impact. That would be a blow to Continue reading

Deadline for Submitting Comments on ColoWyo EA is Today

coloyowToday is the last day to submit comments on the new Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining has finished a court ordered re-do of the assessment, and is collecting public Continue reading

Craig Residents Reminded to Submit Public Comment on ColoWyo EA

coloyowThe Craig Chamber of Commerce says WildEarth Guardians is flooding the Office of Surface Mining with comments on the latest Environmental Assessment at ColoWyo Mine, and are urging citizens to make comments of their Continue reading