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Routt County Master Plan Meeting In Oak Creek

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Oak Creek to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the Continue reading

5,000 Gallons Of Oil Spills Near Rangely

An oil spill occurred earlier this month near Rangely, when 115 barrels of crude oil or almost 5,000 gallons spilled out of a Chevron owned pipeline into a drainage ditch. According to a release from Chevron about the incident, there was no impact to the areas water as the oil was contained in a siphon dam located a mile and a Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Routt County Master Plan

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Steamboat to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the regulations contained in the Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Routt County Master Plan

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Hayden to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the regulations contained in the plan concerning water Continue reading

Trump Expected To Reform CPP And WOTUS

President Trump is expected to sign multiple executive orders this week, aimed at dismantling Coal Industry regulations enacted by the Obama administration. According to reports, one will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin re-writing the Clean Power Plan, and will order the Department of Interior to lift it’s moratorium on new coal leases. The Clean Power Plan set a target for green house gas emission reduction in the U.S., and limited green house gas emission from coal fired power plants. The plan was expected to Continue reading

Wyoming’s Support For Trump Highest In US

Wyoming voters supported President Elect Donald Trump at the highest rate in the Country. Trump received approximately 70% of the votes from Wyoming in November’s election. Experts have attributed the dominant victory to the decline in the production of coal and natural gas, which is at least partially due to the extensive environmental Continue reading

New Rule To Protect Water From Coal

The Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation has finalized it’s new Stream Protection Rule which is intended to improve the balance between environmental protection and coal production in the United States. T he new rule will look to better protect streams, fish and wildlife from the impacts of surface coal mining operations by providing Continue reading

Obama Opponent Tapped By Trump To Lead EPA

US-EPA-logoScott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, and a frequent legal opponent to the Obama administration, has been named President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt has served as Oklahoma’s Attorney General since 2011, before that he served eight years in the Oklahoma State Senate. If the nomination Continue reading

Transition Leader Will Help With Unit 1 Closure

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation has named a transition team leader to help employees and the community deal with the closure of Craig Station Unit 1. The company has selected Rick Thompson to work with the community and its employees to help them manage the closure of the unit. He Continue reading

States Sue EPA Over Clean Power Plan

clean-power-planOral arguments begin Tuesday in the law suit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. West Virginia is leading a coalition of 27 states, including Colorado, in an effort to challenge the regulations in a United States Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. The United States Supreme Court recently issued a stay against the Clean Power Plan in February. The Clean Power Plan was enacted by the Obama administration in an Continue reading

Get Info On The Closure Of Craig Station Unit 1

tri-state-g-tA meeting will take place Thursday in Craig to discuss the closing of Craig Station Unit 1.  An announcement was made last week that Tri-State and the other owners of the Craig Station reached an agreement with the EPA and other entities to close Unit 1 by the end of 2025.  The agreement will also institute more stringent emission requirements on the Craig Continue reading

New EPA Standards For O&G Producers

US-EPA-logoThe Environmental Protection Agency issued federal standards yesterday that will limit methane restrictions for the oil and natural gas industry. These standards are the latest in the Obama administrations efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. The regulations will Continue reading