Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

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

Thousands Attend Rally Against EPA Rules in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s hearings on Proposed Carbon Emissions Rules continue today in Denver.  Yesterday, thousands showed up for a rally against the new rules at Lincoln Park, across from the capitol in Denver.  Speeches were made promoting the use of coal as a clean and cost effective way to produce electricity.  Some Continue reading

EPA Hearings Begin Today in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency begins their Denver hearings on new carbon emissions standards today.  The EPA was asked by numerous parties, including the mining associations of several states, Americans For Prosperity, state and federal lawmakers, local officials and others to hold their hearings in a part of the state where Continue reading

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to Continue reading

Tipton Warns that EPA Wage Garnishing Idea Not Abandoned

EPA-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) warned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement this week that it was abandoning the direct implementation of a proposed rule to garnish Americans’ paychecks to collect fines shouldn’t be construed as the agency backing away from the rule.  The EPA Continue reading

Tipton Condemns New EPA Rule to Garnish Americans’ Paychecks

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) demanded the withdrawal of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule under which the agency would garnish Americans’ paychecks to collect fines. The EPA, which quietly published the rule in the federal register last week, claims that the rule is not large enough to be subject to a public comment period, and is attempting to quietly Continue reading

Multi Million Dollar Project At Craig Station Announced

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission inked a settlement agreement with Wild Earth Guardians today. The agreement filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit calls for Tri-State to install state of the art air pollution controls to reduce haze pollution from the company’s 1,300 megawatt Craig coal-fired power plant. Continue reading

Residents Encouraged to Attend Rally at EPA Hearing

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid is encouraging anyone who can make it, to attend a rally outside the EPA hearings in Denver July 29th and 30th.  The Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on its proposed carbon emissions rules, standards the coal industry says will cost thousands of jobs and hike energy Continue reading

EPA Adds Hearings But Not in Moffat County

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to hold extra public hearings on its new carbon emissions rules, but none of those hearings will be in Moffat County, or any coal producing county.  Instead, the EPA will hold an extra day of hearings in each of the cities already on the schedule.  Hearings will now be in Continue reading

Nine States Join Lawsuit Against EPA; Colorado Not One of Them

EPA-300Nine states have joined Murray Energy Company’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon pollution rules.  Murray Energy has called the standards “illegal, irrational, and radical”.  Several states agree, and have joined Murray’s lawsuit to block the rules.  Colorado is NOT one of those states.  Continue reading

McCarthy Says EPA Lost Emails in Computer Crash

mccarthyReports say another federal agency has lost emails requested by a congressional committee due to a computer crash.  The Environmental Protection Agency’s director, Gina McCarthy told the House Oversight Committee that she can’t Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Harmful Effects of Water Grab

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses on the impact that the proposed U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Groundwater Directive and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waters of the U.S. rule will have on Western water users including farmers and ranchers, ski areas, municipalities and others during a Continue reading