Tag Archives: environmental groups

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

Local Governments to Have Input in Oil and Gas Development Locations

Co-Oil-Gas-300An energy industry group says proposed rules to give local governments a say in the location of new oil and gas wells go too far, but environmental groups say they don’t do enough. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association said yesterday the proposals would require more than a state task force intended when it suggested the Continue reading

Sue and Settle Strategy to be Discussed

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEWestern Energy Alliance will testify before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversite at a hearing on the Continue reading

Nation’s Forests Need Disease and Wildfire Prevention

forest-service-signDrought has killed about 12 million trees in California’s national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and Continue reading

Gardner Urges Jewell to Help Keep ColoWyo Operational

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner has drafted a letter to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the decision issued against ColoWyo mine by a federal judge. The letter states the devastation the ruling would have on the economies of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. The mine is located in both counties, and is the primary provider of coal to Tri-State’s Craig Station. The judge Continue reading

Rankin Visits Moffat County Commissioners

BOB RANKINHouse District 57 Representative Bob Rankin stopped by the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday morning to get the commissioners to sign a resolution regarding repayment of Roan Plateau leases. Years ago, oil and gas leases were sold atop the Roan Plateau. Continue reading