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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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PTSD Sufferers Sue State Over Pot Ruling

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s decision not to allow marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder has prompted a lawsuit by PTSD sufferers. Five PTSD patients filed suit last week in Denver District Court. They’re challenging a July decision by the Colorado Board of Health not to make PTSD the first condition added to Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Urge Interior Secretary To Tell MoCo Commissioners to “Keep Coal In The Ground”

wildearthThe WildEarth Guardians have issued a response to the Moffat County Commissioners meeting scheduled for tomorrow with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel.  Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Director. Stressed in a release that he wants Jewel to tell the Commissioners that “it’s time to move toward keeping coal in the ground.”  The entire text of the WildEarth Guardians response is below: Continue reading

Supreme Court Looking at Colorado TABOR Laws

US SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take another look at a Colorado challenge to the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. Some state lawmakers are challenging TABOR, saying it violates the division of powers. The plaintiffs say that the job of levying taxes is up to the legislative branch, and that requiring a public vote prevents Continue reading

Wyoming Cowboy Claims Steamboat Cops Used Excessive Force

Steamboat Police BadgeA Wyoming cowboy who competed in the July Fourth rodeo last year has filed a lawsuit alleging two Steamboat police officers used excessive force when they arrested him. A Lakewood attorney filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Trey Sheets, who lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming. According to the lawsuit, police officers Ross Continue reading

Office of Surface Mining Comment Collection Meeting

Those 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 ColoWyo Mine. There will be stations residents can visit to submit their comments, which the OSM will use in their Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit. A federal judge has ordered the office to complete the assessment within 120 days of his ruling, or he has threatened to pull the permit for the pit. That would leave 220 employees without jobs, and the local annual economy would take a roughly $200 million hit. Public comments are due by Monday. If you can’t make it to this afternoon’s meeting, which will take place from 4 to 8 in the Grandstands Building of the Moffat County Fairgrounds, you can fill out a public comment form online which you’ll find on the front page at KRAI.COM.

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

Hundreds Show up to ColoWyo Meeting in Craig

coloyowNearly 800 people showed up to last night’s public meeting to discuss the ColoWyo situation. Representatives of Tri-State and ColoWyo gave an update on the lawsuit, including detailing its history and the struggles they will face in the future. The theme of Continue reading

Tri-State Official Talks About ColoWyo Lawsuit

coloyowTri-State, ColoWyo, and local government officials are inviting the public to a meeting tonight to discuss the WildEarth Guardians lawsuit against the Office of Surface Mining, over the mine’s current operations. WildEarth says the OSM did not do enough Continue reading

ColoWyo Files for Stay of Ruling

coloyowColowyo has filed a motion for a stay pending appeal of the ruling against the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) in a lawsuit challenging the mining permits issued for the mine. The request for a stay asks for operations at the mine to continue Continue reading

Meetings Scheduled in Craig to Discuss ColoWyo Situation

coloyowAnother meeting will be held in Craig to discuss the ColoWyo situation. A June 3rd meeting at Moffat County High School has already been announced. That meeting will be used to give the public information about what is going on with the WildEarth Continue reading

Tipton Talks ColoWyo

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Representative Scott Tipton talked with Wild West Radio Friday about the situation facing ColoWyo Coal Mine. Tipton says he and other lawmakers have written letters to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and have talked with her staff. He says at this point they are pressing upon two main issues; whether or not an appeal is Continue reading