Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

Coffman to Join Lawsuit over Federal Clean Power Act

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will join a multi-state legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan, also called the 111(d) rule, which was issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 3rd. Coffman says the Continue reading

EPA Spill Requires Federal Clean-up Funds

EPA-300The Colorado town where the Environmental Protection Agency caused a toxic mine leak earlier this month, unleashing a torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers, has decided to change course and request federal disaster funds to clean up the mine. The Silverton Board of Trustees and the San Juan County Commission approved a Continue reading

EPA Puts Mine Clean-Up Plan on Hold

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency is putting their mine clean-up plan on hold, while they work to identify which mines are at risk of spilling toxic materials, like the Gold King Mine. The EPA spilled 3 million gallons of toxic metals into the Animas River earlier this month, and they are trying to avoid similar disasters in the future. Continue reading

Ted Cruz Address Obama’s War On Coal In Wyoming

cruzPresidential candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was campaigning in Wyoming yesterday released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal to require that by 2030 power-generating facilities reduce their Continue reading

Special Team to Look at Long Term Effects of EPA Spill

EPA-300New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is forming a special team charged with monitoring the long-term effects of a massive toxic waste spill created by the Environmental Protection Agency at a Colorado mine. EPA Officials say federal contractors accidentally released more than 3 million gallons of wastewater laden with Continue reading

Kinkaid Asked to Pen Opinion Piece Regarding EPA Spill

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was asked by Fox News to write an opinion piece regarding the toxic spill created by the Environmental Protection Agency in Southern Colorado. Kinkaid said he was surprised at the request, but used the opportunity to talk about the restrictive and unrelenting policies of the Continue reading

McCarthy to Visit Site of EPA Spill

mccarthyThe administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency will visit Durango today to observe the response efforts of crews working to cleanup last week’s mine waste spill that turned the Animas River orange, sparking an emergency declaration in two states. The EPA’s Gina McCarthy will also visit Farmington, New Continue reading

EPA Spill Bigger than First Thought

EPA-300It turns out, the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s mishap at Gold King Mine is bigger than originally thought. The EPA now says about 3 million gallons of toxic mine water was released into Cement Creek. That’s about three times the amount the agency previously said. The water reportedly contains arsenic, lead and other Continue reading

Reactions to EPA’s New Power Rule

EPA-300There has been plenty of reaction from both sides of the issue on the Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday. Proponents of the plan say it will help fend off climate change by reducing carbon dioxide pollution. Opponents maintain that carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant, 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

Businesses Write Letter Supporting EPA Clean Power Rule

EPA-300A group of Colorado businesses have opened themselves up to scrutiny by writing an open letter to Governor Hickenlooper, supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Rule. The rule will force power plants to reduce carbon emissions, significantly within the next 15 years, a costly move that could shut some plants Continue reading

House Passes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to require Congressional approval of any federal regulation with an economic impact over $100 million. The REINS Act, of which Congressman Scott Tipton is a co-sponsor, seeks to cut red tape, curb overregulation and reduce onerous compliance Continue reading