Tag Archives: EPA

Trump To Target Obama Coal Regulations

According to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today targeting regulations within the Clean Power Plan.  It’s anticipated the executive order will instruct the EPA to rewrite regulations concerning carbon emission reductions for new and existing power plants in the US. The order will also Continue reading

Interview With Senator Cory Gardner

In an exclusive interview this week, Wild West Radio talked to Senator Cory Gardner about the EPA, Scott Pruitt, Judge Gorsuch and President Trump’s cabinet nominations. The full interview with Senator Gardner is available below. In it, Gardner also discusses whether or not he intends to host a town hall in the Continue reading

Interview With Senator Gardner Tomorrow

In an exclusive interview this week Wild West Radio talked to Senator Cory Gardner about the EPA, Scott Pruitt, Judge Gorsuch and President Trump’s cabinet nominations. We asked Gardner about the President’s intentions to re-write the Clean Power Plan and the Waters of the United States Rule, and what his thoughts were about Scott Pruitt’s Continue reading

Trump Puts Freeze On EPA

The Trump administration has imposed a freeze on grants and contracts administered by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is unclear at this time whether the freeze concerns only new grants and contracts, or also includes the nearly $6.4 billion of federal contracts that the EPA currently has in place.  Myron Ebell, who ran the EPA Continue reading

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