Tag Archives: EPA

Judge Pushes Back On EPA Coal Regulations

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to begin tracking and evaluating the impact the Clean Air Act has had on coal mining and power plant jobs in the United States. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told Judge John Preston Bailey, it would take the EPA two years to devise a method to track the economic effects of the Clean Air Act. Bailey deemed this time frame insufficient, and set a July first deadline for the EPA to identify facilities that 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

Oil & Gas Group Sues BLM Over Venting And Flaring Rule

oil-and-gas-industry-300A group, representing energy producers in the US, is suing the Bureau of Land Management over their new rule, regulating venting and flaring on oil and natural gas operations, occurring on federal or tribal lands. The suit, filed in a US District court in Wyoming, claims that the rule exceeds the BLM’s authority, creates duplicate regulations, and conflicts with requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency. The group argues that the authority to 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

Supreme Court Gives Power Back To Land Owners

US SUPREME COURTA recent United States Supreme Court Ruling has made it easier for individuals and companies to challenge federal agencies when it comes to regulating their private property. The ruling stems from a case where a family owned business in North Dakota was prevented by federal agencies from harvesting peat moss on one of their properties. The 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

Interior Department OKs Trapper Mine EA

office of surface miningTrapper Mining Inc. Friday welcomed the final approval of its Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The completed EA, developed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) in response to a lawsuit brought by WildEarth Guardians, allows Continue reading

Tipton Questions Obama Administration

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton, in an exclusive interview with Wild West Radio News, said that he believes the Obama administration and the EPA are doing everything they can to kill coal jobs across the country which is having a negative effect on families in  Northwest Colorado. During the interview, Congressman Tipton also responded to questions Continue reading

Western Energy Alliance Responds To Obama Plan

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEThe Western Energy Alliance responded last week to President Obama’s plan to impose methane reductions on existing oil and gas wells. Western Energy Alliance represents the oil and natural gas industry by advocating on its Continue reading

EPA Coal Plans Sparks Controversy

EPA-300Both sides of the pro and anti coal agenda continue to weigh in on the Obama Administration’s plan to review of the coal leasing program on federal lands, including a pause in “new significant coal leases”. On Friday Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the review could take as long as three years. Representative Scott Tipton said the plan “jeopardizes America’s energy future.” “This decision Continue reading

Tipton On EPA’s ‘Covert Propaganda’ Campaign

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) underscored that even the Administration’s illegal ‘covert propaganda’ effort has failed to build support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule (WOTUS), an attempt to expand federal control over private and state-governed surface water rights. A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week concluded that the EPA Continue reading