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Mining Will Continue at Colowyo – Assessment Filed

coalThe Interior Department’s Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit of Colowyo Mine was signed by Assistant Secretary of the Interior Janice Schneider and has been officially filed. Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said he received a phone call from Janice Snyder of the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) to let him know that the timely filing fulfills the order by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, who gave the Office of Surface Mining 120 days to bring the permit into compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The new assessment shows that the mine’s operations do NOT create a significant environmental impact. The filing brings to a close the events that lead to the fear in Northwest Colorado that mining operations at Colowyo would cease, put 220 miners out of work and devastate local economies.

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Ted Cruz Address Obama’s War On Coal In Wyoming

cruzPresidential candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was campaigning in Wyoming yesterday released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal to require that by 2030 power-generating facilities reduce their 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

National Report Shows EPA Regs Would Hurt Colorado Economy

EPA-300The National Association of Manufacturers last week issued a national report that laid out the projected economic impact to each state if the restrictive ozone regulations proposed last November by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are implemented. For Colorado, the study estimated that the rules would cost the Continue reading

Steamboat Youth Named One of Ten Corpsmembers of the Year

cycThe Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) honored its 2014 Corpsmembers of the Year yesterday at the annual Youth Corps Awards Ceremony, held at the Colorado State Capitol. Ben Andersen with the Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps was recognized, alongside nine other young people representing all corners of the state, for his outstanding Continue reading

Lawmakers Vote to Build Keystone XL Pipeline

KEYSTONEThe Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has voted to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The pipeline would be paid for by the private sector, create thousands of jobs in the United States, and increase domestic energy security. It has been more than six years since the pipeline Continue reading

EPA Delays Finalizing Climate Control Rules

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying climate regulations for power plants to “better consider input on them and better align the major pieces of the regulations.” The agency is now planning to finalize rules for newly built plants, existing plants, and modified plants all at once. That should come this summer. The EPA Continue reading

Gardner Cosponsoring 40-Hour Work Week Bill

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he is cosponsoring a bipartisan bill to restore the 40 hour work week, increase wages for Colorado workers, and create jobs. Garnder says he is making it a priority to undo some of the harmful effects of Obamacare. He says the law “has led to reductions in workers’ hours and large penalties for businesses trying Continue reading

Unemployment Rate Drops in Colorado

Unemployment2State officials say Colorado gained 14,600 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said yesterday most of the gains came from the private sector. The Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Rally to be Held in Utah

coalThe South East Utah Energy Producers Association will hold a Coal and Fossil Fuel Rally in Price, Utah next month. The event will include free food, entertainment, contests and addresses from keynote speakers. The rally is in response to new EPA rules regulating carbon emissions. The group is trying to bring attention to the Continue reading

Gardner Bashes Udall’s Energy Votes in Radio Address

gardnerRepublican Representative Cory Gardner is getting a little lift from his party. Gardner was selected to give Saturday’s weekly Republican party radio address. Gardner is challenging Democratic Senator Mark Udall in November. In his national radio speech, Gardner criticized the Obama administration and Senate Democrats for not approving the Keystone pipeline to Continue reading

State Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment2Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July, to 2,452,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government decreased 500. Colorado has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey Continue reading