Tag Archives: EPA

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

Public Comment Still Being Taken on EPA Emissions Rules

EPA-300Those that would still like to comment on the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules can do so through written response.  The EPA is holding hearings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. next week, but all speaking slots have been filled at the Denver hearing.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be Continue reading

Rally Participants Urged to RSVP Quickly

EPA-300Buses are being organized to take anyone who wants to participate in the rally against the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules in Denver next week.  The rally will be held at the Lincoln Park Veteran’s Memorial on the west side of the capitol building.  The buses are being paid for by the Craig Chamber and Friends of Coal.  There is no cost Continue reading

AFP Trying to Get Rally Feed to Craig

AFPResidents are being encouraged to show up for a rally in Denver, during the EPA’s hearings on proposed carbon emissions rules.  Americans For Prosperity, the Mining Associations of several states including Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana, Continue reading

Udall Supports Rural “Listening Session” on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall has written a letter to EPA Administrator Gin McCarthy asking her to hold “Public Listening Sessions” on the agency’s new Carbon Pollution Rules in a rural Colorado area.  Udall has been asked by several elected officials to support holding one of the EPA’s upcoming hearings on the rules in Moffat County.  While Continue reading

Tipton Condemns New EPA Rule to Garnish Americans’ Paychecks

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) demanded the withdrawal of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule under which the agency would garnish Americans’ paychecks to collect fines. The EPA, which quietly published the rule in the federal register last week, claims that the rule is not large enough to be subject to a public comment period, and is attempting to quietly Continue reading

Multi Million Dollar Project At Craig Station Announced

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission inked a settlement agreement with Wild Earth Guardians today. The agreement filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit calls for Tri-State to install state of the art air pollution controls to reduce haze pollution from the company’s 1,300 megawatt Craig coal-fired power plant. Continue reading

Tri-State Requests EPA Hearing in Moffat County

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission has written a letter to the EPA, asking that Continue reading