Tag Archives: Governor Hickenlooper

Commissioners Vent Concerns Over Clean Power Plan

EPA-300The Moffat County Commissioners have finalized letters they’re sending to Governor Hickenlooper and the Environmental Protection Agency. The first letter is being sent by the Independence Institute, a Denver think tank. The letter urges the governor to consider the costs the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will have on the state. It Continue reading

State Still Recovering from Poor Economy

economyColorado’s overall income grew more than 6 percent between 2009 and 2012, but nearly half of that new money went to the wealthiest 1 percent of Coloradans. That’s according to the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. They say in 2012 the state’s top 1 percent took home nearly 27 times more than the bottom 99 percent. They Continue reading

Commissioners Sign on to Letter Blasting Clean Power Act

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday agreed to become signatories on a letter to Governor Hickenlooper that highlights the downfalls of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Act. The letter was drafted by the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver. The letter states that the Act will damage Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Support State Fight Against Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday indicated they were happy that the state is going to fight the Gunnison Sage Grouse decision in court. U.S. Fish and Wildlife recently made the decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a threatened species. A decision on the Greater Sage Grouse is expected next year. The Greater Continue reading

Oil and Gas Task Force to Meet this Week

oil-and-gas-industry-300Governor Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Task Force will meet again tomorrow and Friday to continue work on recommendations for the industry. The group was put together after Congressman Jared Polis threatened to back a number of ballot questions throughout the state that would result in several variations of regulations from county Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

Weatherization Help Available for Residents

weather-cold-tempWinter is fast approaching, which means it’s time to think about weatherizing your home to be more energy efficient. October 30th has been designated by Governor Hickenlooper as Weatherization Day. The designation is intended Continue reading

Interest High in Serving on Oil and Gas Task Force

Co-Oil-Gas-300The interest in serving on the governor’s task force charged with recommending new oil and gas regulations is higher than expected. There is so much interest, that the decision of who will serve has been delayed. Governor Hickenlooper wanted to make the announcement last week, but the number of 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

Gardner Calls on Udall to Change Stance on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300As the EPA hearings begin in Denver today on the agency’s new carbon emissions rules, Congressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to change his stance on the rules.  Senator Udall praised the new rules as “a good start,” indicating that he wants the federal government to go even further Continue reading

Hickenlooper, Udall Urged to Clarify Sage Grouse Comments

mark-udall-300JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Wild West Radio is still waiting on Governor Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall to set aside time to talk about sage grouse and other Northwest Colorado issues.  Udall recently commented that the threat Continue reading

Udall Avoids Obama, Hickenlooper Welcomes President

HickObamaBeer-GettysmallSenator Mark Udall is trying to limit his exposure with Barack Obama while the president is in Denver this week.  He will benefit, however, from the president’s visit, as Obama will hold a fundraiser for the senator.  Most other Democrats up for re-election this year are also avoiding being seen with the president, due to the Continue reading