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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

Nine States Join Lawsuit Against EPA; Colorado Not One of Them

EPA-300Nine states have joined Murray Energy Company’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon pollution rules.  Murray Energy has called the standards “illegal, irrational, and radical”.  Several states agree, and have joined Murray’s lawsuit to block the rules.  Colorado is NOT one of those states.  Continue reading

Supreme Court Says EPA Overstepped its Authority

EPA-300The Supreme Court agrees the Obama Administration has over reached its authority with a certain aspect of the new carbon emissions rules put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the majority opinion that they hold “that EPA exceeded its statutory authority when it interpreted Continue reading

Tipton Questions USDA’s Water Claims

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing to review the Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Agricultural Exemptions. During the hearing, Tipton contested Bonnie’s claims that agriculture producers’ access to water would be Continue reading

EPA Sued Over New Emissions Rules

COAL-MINING-300Murray Energy Corporation has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new carbon emission standards.  The lawsuit claims the rules are “illegal, irrational, and destructive cap and tax regulations”.  The lawsuit was filed in Washington D.C. yesterday, the same day the rules Continue reading