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WildEarth Upping the Stakes in Newest Lawsuits

wildearthUndeterred by recent failures in Colorado, an environmental group is expanding its legal campaign to try to stop coal mining over purported human caused climate change by challenging permits for some of the largest mines in the West. This time, New Mexico-based WildEarth Guardians is asking a federal judge to block mining at the Antelope and Continue reading

Gardner Joins Fight Against WOTUS Rule

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he has signed on as a co-sponsor to a resolution introduced by Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa which would nullify the federal infringement on water rights commonly known as the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The rule is currently on hold in 13 states, including Colorado, from implementation due to a ruling by a Federal Judge that it infringed on state Continue reading

Judge Blocks Waters of U.S. Rule

EPA-300A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over most state waters. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration rule. The rule gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Continue reading

Public Meeting Planned to Discuss ColoWyo EA

coloyowA public meeting will be held tomorrow night in Craig to discuss the newly released Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining was ordered to redo the assessment, by a federal judge in Continue reading

Jewell Visiting Aspen, No Plans to Visit Craig

JEWELLInterior Secretary Sally Jewell will be in Aspen this weekend, but there are no apparent plans to visit Moffat County. The Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining is in the midst of redoing an environmental assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. A federal judge in Denver ruled the original assessment didn’t do enough to consider the effects of burning coal on Continue reading

OSM Has Until Tonight to File Appeal in ColoWyo Case

osmToday is the last day the Interior Department has to file an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that has put the future of ColoWyo Coal Mine in jeopardy. A judge ruled that the Office of Surface Mining didn’t do enough to consider burning coal, when it approved the mine’s South Taylor Permit. Tri-State Continue reading

Moffat County Becomes Participant in EA Process

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners, yesterday, signed an agreement to become a participant in the Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Mine. The Office of Continue reading

Mesa County Commissioners Write Letter of Support for ColoWyo

mesa countyThe Mesa County Commissioners have written a letter to the Office of Surface Mining, supporting ColoWyo Mine. In the letter, the commissioners state that Continue reading

Residents Urged to Attend OSM Meeting in Craig Today

osmThose planning to go to the Office of Surface Mining’s meeting this afternoon in Craig won’t be given an opportunity to comment on an open microphone. Instead, those that show up will be able to talk to individual representatives on a more intimate level, about the issues surrounding Continue reading

OSM Taking Public Comment on ColoWyo Tomorrow

osmNorthwest Colorado residents are reminded to stop by the Moffat County Fairgrounds tomorrow to submit a public comment regarding ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining will be in Craig tomorrow to gather that public input. A federal judge ruled last month that the office didn’t Continue reading

Meetings in Craig this Week Focused on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

coloyowbears-ears-tea-party-300Two meetings will be held in Craig this week to talk about plans the federal government has for Northwest Colorado. Wednesday, Continue reading

State Natural Resources Director Plans to Fight for ColoWyo

coloyowOne of the new pieces of information in the ColoWyo lawsuit that came out during Wednesday night’s community meeting at Moffat County High School, is that it appears the state will be going to bat for Tri-State and ColoWyo. Deputy Natural Continue reading