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Upcoming Town Meeting will Discuss EPA Regulations

EPA-300Four town meetings are being held across the state to talk about the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency. The closest stop will be in Grand Junction. The meeting tour, titled “Defending Colorado Jobs and Economy against EPA Overreach”, will focus on protecting the state from the EPA and its strangling Continue reading

Steamboat Institute to Discuss ColoWyo Tonight

STEAMBOAT INSTITUTEThe Steamboat Institute takes up the ColoWyo situation tonight. A meeting will be held tonight to discuss the ruling against the Office of Surface Mining Continue reading

Another Meeting Planned to Discuss ColoWyo

STEAMBOAT INSTITUTEA third meeting has now been set up to discuss the ColoWyo situation. The Steamboat Institute has scheduled a meeting for June 17th to talk about the future of the mine. Continue reading

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

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

Residents Encouraged to Join Rally Against EPA Rules

EPA-300The coal industry and Moffat County officials are urging residents to participate in next week’s rally for coal miners and power plant workers.  The rally will be held near the state Capitol on the 29th, the first day of hearings being held in Denver.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will lead off the first day of 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

Residents Encouraged to Attend Rally at EPA Hearing

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid is encouraging anyone who can make it, to attend a rally outside the EPA hearings in Denver July 29th and 30th.  The Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on its proposed carbon emissions rules, standards the coal industry says will cost thousands of jobs and hike energy Continue reading

Kinkaid to Advise Statewide Candidates About Energy Policy

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid is in Denver today, looking out for coal interests.  Kinkaid says he has been invited to meet with Colorado Mining Officials this morning to discuss the industry’s efforts.  His hope is that he will come away with an idea of how to better help the mines in the area.  This afternoon, Kinkaid will be at the Continue reading