Tag Archives: environmental

Trapper EA Nears Completion

Trapper-Mine-300At her tour of trapper mine yesterday, Janice Schneider, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s “Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management” sat down with representatives from Tristate Generation as well as Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid.  Topics of discussion included the Transwest transmission line, the environmental assessments and permits for Trapper and Continue reading

Bennet Advocates For Completion Of Trapper EA

Trapper-Mine-300Colorado Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter yesterday asking that the environmental assessment being preformed on the Trapper Mine by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation be completed before the April 30th deadline. In the letter sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Bennet emphasized the importance of the mines Continue reading

Measure Introduced To Give Local Governments Power Over Environmental Issues

colorado-state-seal-300A measure that would provide local governments with more authority to decide how they would like to handle environmental issues like oil and gas production has gone through the necessary steps to get on the 2016 general election ballot.  The measure says that there are inherent rights for local governments to enact laws that establish, protect, and secure the Continue reading

ColoWyo Comments Due Today

Microsoft Word - Colowyo logo_6-5-14.docxToday is the deadline for the public to make comments on the environmental assessment that was preformed by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation on the proposed Collum project at ColoWyo mine. For the project to commence as planned it is Continue reading

Trapper And ColoWyo Comments Needed ASAP

office of surface miningTime is running short for area residents to submit written comments on the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines.  The mines are both the subject to an environmental process by the Office of Surface Mining, in response to challenges brought on by  WildEarth Guardians.  In a meeting last month ColoWyo Mine Manger Chris McCourt stated that without approval of the Environmental Assessment Continue reading

Environmental Quality Incentives Program Deadline Friday

USDA-300The USDA’s “Environmental Quality Incentives Program” or EQIP, is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers. Through the program, agricultural producers can receive financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices that optimize environmental Continue reading

Coal Technologies Conference To Return To Wyoming

coalplugThe 5th International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference will bring together an international array of leading energy experts from government, industry, academic, and research sectors to discuss and share recent advancements in the development and Continue reading

Med Students to Visit Craig

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Health profession students with the University of Colorado Denver who have expressed an interest in future rural practice will be spending a week in Craig learning about and investigating all aspects of small town personal, professional and community life. Students from professional programs in medicine, physician assistant, Continue reading

Local Businesses Join Fight Against WildEarth

wildearthLocal businesses have joined the fight against WildEarth Guardians by refusing to do business with those that support the environmental group. WildEarth Guardians, who have threatened to shut down coal mines across the country, posted a list of the businesses in the Western United States that support them.  Local Continue reading

Semi Rolls and Spills Hazardous Material

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001A semi rolled over on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass yesterday, closing the pass for several hours. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the semi was hauling a load of hazardous liquid, which spilled when the tank ruptured during the roll. The accident happened near the runaway truck ramp, about 7 miles east of Steamboat. The pass was closed from the base of the east side of Continue reading

Northwest Colorado RAC to Meet in Silt Next Week

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet next week in Silt. Agenda items include briefings on multiple recent agency projects to include the Roan Settlement, Transwest Pipeline, and an orientation briefing regarding BLM land sales and Continue reading

Group Tries to Get Post to Retract Endorsement

mark-udall-300A group of Mark Udall supporters is trying to get the Denver Post to retract its endorsement of Cory Gardner for U.S. Senate. The group of citizens is joined by pro-abortion groups in collecting petition signatures demanding the Post change its endorsement. They say the endorsement was misguided. While the groups Continue reading