Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Agency

Commissioners Sign on to Letter Blasting Clean Power Act

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday agreed to become signatories on a letter to Governor Hickenlooper that highlights the downfalls of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Act. The letter was drafted by the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver. The letter states that the Act will damage Continue reading

Lawmakers Vote to Build Keystone XL Pipeline

KEYSTONEThe Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has voted to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline would be paid for by the private sector, create thousands of jobs in the United States, and increase domestic energy security. It has been more than six years since the pipeline Continue reading

EPA Delays Finalizing Climate Control Rules

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying climate regulations for power plants to “better consider input on them and better align the major pieces of the regulations.” The agency is now planning to finalize rules for newly built plants, existing plants, and modified plants all at once. That should come this summer. The EPA Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Project Update

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editAn environmental assessment and cultural study of lands involved in the Shadow Mountain Water Improvement Project turned up nothing of interest. That’s according to Roy Tipton of Moffat County Development Services. Tipton was irritated when the order came down that the Continue reading

EPA Rolls out New Coal Ash Rule in Time for Christmas

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has rolled out a new rule that’s expected to cost coal fired power plants $735 million dollars per year, just in time for Christmas. The rule is aimed at keeping coal ash contained. Coal ash is a byproduct of power plants that can contain mercury, cadmium and other pollutants. The EPA came up with the Continue reading

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