Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

House Passes Spending Bill

REPUBLICANYesterday, the House passed legislation to fund the federal government through September 30th, while still allowing Congress to take action on the President’s executive orders on immigration by funding the Department of Homeland Security through a continuing resolution that expires February 27th. The measure cuts funding to the Continue reading

Harvard Professor Asks EPA To Withdraw Carbon Proposal

US-EPA-logoLaurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who was a mentor to President Obama, is calling on the Obama administration to withdraw its plan that Continue reading

Tri State Makes Comments on Clean Air Rules Public

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon its proposed new rules for clean air. The power provider has Continue reading

SBA Urges EPA to Drop Proposed Water Rule

SMALL BUSINESSThe Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy has submitted a comment calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their controversial proposed rule to redefine ‘Waters of the United States’ under the Clean Water Act to include virtually every form of surface water. Continue reading

EPA Creates Hurdle for Shadow Mountain Project

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency is causing headaches for the Shadow Mountain water and sewer line replacement project. The agency is forcing Moffat County to pay for an Environmental Assessment on a portion of the construction area. The money from the two loans the county is getting to complete the project Continue reading

EPA Grants Extension to Public Comment Period

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has granted another extension in the public comment period for new carbon emissions rules. The EPA was asked to extend the period by another 60 days. The agency has granted another 45 days. That makes the entire comment period for the new rules 165 days. The rules are intended to Continue reading

EPA To Extend Carbon Rule Comment Period

US-EPA-logoBowing to pressure from governors, business, labor groups and 53 US Senators the EPA announced that it is extending by 45 days the public comment period for
its carbon rule. Continue reading

EPA Meeting on Carbon Emissions Rules in Craig is Tonight

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Director, Shaun McGrath will be in Craig tonight to hear from citizens, business leaders, elected officials and others about the agency’s new carbon emissions rules. The rules are unpopular to coal counties as they are projected to raise the cost of electricity, cost coal mining jobs, and Continue reading

EPA Asks for Extension in Bonanza Power Plant Decision

EPA-300A large number of comments and concerns has prompted the Environmental Protection Agency to ask for more time to consider their demands of the Bonanza Power Plant in northeastern Utah. The EPA is acting on a mistake it made more than a decade ago, in which it allowed the plant to install equipment that actually raised the amount Continue reading

House Passes Bill to Prevent EPA Water Grab

WATER CONSERVATIONYesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressmen Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner to protect water rights by prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers from moving forward with its controversial ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule. Continue reading

Agenda Set for EPA Meeting in Craig

EPA-300The agenda has been set for next week’s public meeting in Craig with the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shawn McGrath agreed to hold a public meeting in Craig, over the new carbon emissions rules levied against coal fired power plants. During hearings on the rules in Continue reading

EPA Regional Administrator Sets Date for Craig Visit

EPA-300The Region 8 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to travel to Moffat County for a Town Hall style listening session regarding new carbon emissions rules.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid invited Shaun McGrath to Craig while in Denver testifying against the new rules last week.  Kinkaid Continue reading