Tag Archives: EPA

Sierra Club Supports Udall

sierra clubThe Sierra Club has announced their support for Mark Udall in this year’s senate race. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, as Udall has been a strong supporter of the Obama Administration’s climate and energy policies and the war on coal. In fact, the Sierra Club says those are the reasons for their support. The group blasted Udall’s 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

Senators Ask for More Comment Time on EPA Rules

EPA-300The U.S. Senate is asking the Obama Administration for more time to collect public comment on the EPA’s proposed carbon emissions rules. Yesterday a majority of the senate signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking for a 60-day extension due to the complexity and scope of the regulation. That Continue reading

Pre-EPA Meeting Barbecue to Feed 600

EPA-300Organizers of tomorrow’s pre-EPA meeting barbecue in Craig have raised over $3,000 from local businesses and citizens to put on the feed. They expect to be able to serve about 600 people. The barbecue is free and open to the entire community, starting at 5 tomorrow. Following the barbecue, which will be held in the Continue reading

Community Invited to Barbecue Prior to EPA Meeting

EPA-300Local officials are encouraging Craig residents to treat the EPA’s visit next week as a community event. Regional Administrator Shawn McGrath will visit Moffat County for a community meeting Wednesday to hear from local residents, businesses, and community leaders about the hardships the EPA’s new Continue reading

Gardner Speaks on Northwest Colorado Issues

gardnerU.S. Congressman and Senate candidate Cory Gardner spoke with Wild West Radio about northwest Colorado issues yesterday. The congressman touched on issues such as energy, health care, and sage grouse. During the discussion, Gardner spoke against the federal government’s recent habits of trying to control water, land and energy development in the west. Gardner says Continue reading

Tipton Questions EPA About Water Grab

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Wednesday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe during a House Small Business Committee hearing on the EPA’s controversial new rule to redefine waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. During the hearing, Tipton submitted a letter to the record from the Waters Advocacy Coalition, representing Continue reading

EPA Regional Director to Visit Moffat County

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was one of those who got to testify before the EPA on their proposed new carbon emissions rules yesterday.  In fact, Kinkaid was first to speak.  He talked about the economic hardships the rules would place on rural Americans.  Afterward, Kinkaid met with the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, Continue reading

Regional EPA Administrator to Visit Moffat County for Listening Tour

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has gotten a commitment from the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, to visit Moffat County for a listening tour.  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy repeatedly refused to hold any kind of hearings in Moffat County regarding the new rules, although the request was made Continue reading

Tipton to Monitor EPA Hearings from Washington, Pushes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he will be monitoring the EPA hearings on carbon emissions rules while working in Washington D.C.  Tipton says he is still trying to pass the REINS Act, which would limit the federal government’s authority to enact rules without legislative approval.  The EPA’s new rules have no legislative backing.  Tipton says Continue reading

Coal Supplies 64% of Colorado’s Electricity

coalThe 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 Continue reading